February 28th, 2011
09:20 AM ET

4.7-magnitude earthquake hits central Arkansas

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck central Arkansas just after 11 p.m. Sunday (12 a.m. ET Monday), the United States Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake's epicenter was 37 miles from Little Rock, Arkansas, USGS said.

CNN affiliate KARK received calls from a number of viewers who reported feeling the impact of the quake and seeing items on their walls shake.

More than 700 quakes have hit central Arkansas since September.

Why is Arkansas having so many quakes? Scott M. Ausbrooks of the Arkansas Geological Survey tells KARK's Gary Dee the latest quakes are on a previously unknown fault.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    i'm going to go down to arkansas and be a toothbrush salesman..

    February 28, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Humanist

      Smart capitalist! First you say we have no teeth; then you decide to come sell toothless people toothbrushes. We may not have teeth, but apparently we have more brains than the toothbrush peddler. lol

      February 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      im going to seel them too the schools and have siminars and try and save these poor kids...

      people of arkansas ... you can have teeth past the age of 20.. you dont have to re-inact "deliverance" or make it with your sisters..

      stay in school and put some shoes on..

      also i would like to campain down in arkansas to get floride put in the water..and free tooth brushes and tooth-burshing trainers..

      February 28, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arkansan and proud

      You go, Humanist! What an idiot wanting to sell toothbrushes to toothless people! What's sad, is he thinks he's so much smarter than we "rednecks!"

      March 1, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    sorry guys... i guess i can't move down to arkansas like i thought...

    i called the chamber of commerance and the springfield city hall...they said that to move down there i have to have elective-brain surgery and remove half of my brain..

    the second requirement is to get rid of my camaro and get a 1970 chevy 4×4 pick-up with a roll-bar and 36" super swampers...

    February 28, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT's mom

      Liar. He doesn't have a Camaro, that's still his Christmas present wish since he was 7, back in 1964, don't listen to him, he only owns a tricycle. Honey is time to go to bed now, you know you don't need to brush your teeth anymore, and don't forget to take your zyprexa tablet which is part of your cognitive behavioral therapy, good night honey.

      March 1, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Humanist

    I realize your first sentence is suppose to depict illitracy, but I don't think the rest of your comments were intended to do so, but they do . . . yours. Sad.

    February 28, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    sorry... typing fast..

    February 28, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    where is the grammer police? havent seen them for a few days.

    hope he didn't get bush-whacked by some backwards,inbread arkansas hillbillies..

    February 28, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arkansan and proud

      grammer and inbread? REALLY? Who's ignorant now? I think my 4th grade students have you beat there, pal! Obviously you are NOT smarter than a fifth grader!

      March 1, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. DMX

    @RUFFNUTT: arf arf!!

    February 28, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Humanist

    It's grammAr, not grammEr. Your pronouns don't agree with each other nor with their antecedant. We won't even talk about capitalization and punctuation. That would be too elementary. Guess this makes me the grammar police, huh?

    If you're going to contribute to a conversation, please sound intelligent. Debasing fellow humans is not a reflection of intelligence.

    February 28, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arkansan and proud

      You are SO right, Humanist. I should have been much more tactful and articulate, but this guy really sparked my temper. I suppose it's the red-headed Irish blood in me. Either that, or it's the angry redneck, take your pick.

      March 1, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    lokks i've been smoking somes weed for 4 hours now.. and watching the fifth element.. and im tryning to keep an eye on the dog so he won't mount the cat.. i got the dog from a shelter later to only realize that the dog was from arkansas...

    March 1, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT's mom

      Go to bed honey, told you not to steal daddy's weed and not to smoke it, or I'm going to have to use the hose again honey, go to bed now, Wilbur is fine and he's not mounting little Muffin, don't lie, daddy bought Wilbur a long time ago because he didn't wanted kids, no more lies, go to bed honey.

      March 1, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  9. Humanist

    I just hope you're not really the type person you portray yourself to be.

    March 1, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  10. Camille

    What has huckster done now to cause an earthquake?

    March 1, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. LC

    Widespread disasters will be needed for world domination to proceed. Baby steps will get us there. One earthquake and epidemic or other disaster at a time.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  12. Micheal

    I hiope all of you in the Ark,Tenn,Ky, Ms area take these quakes seriously. Be prepared because this is not over yet. HAARP does play a part in this,and they are not finished .

    March 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. nj

    Sign of the times- Jesus is coming in the Rapture. http://www.raptureprophecy.com

    March 4, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • alfuso

      you not only don't know that, you are not allowed to know that. No one knows, not the Angels, not even The Son.

      You're off the List and Left Behind.

      March 18, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Alice

      AMEN nj.

      April 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kitty

    Whoa Nellie! I have friends in Arkansas-so take it easy frick & fracking.Stop rocking my world.I do that my way.

    March 6, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  15. PhooBar

    The news story was about an earthquake in Arkansas. Read back, and count how many comments are really on-topic.

    Hint: You won't need to take your socks off.

    ROFLMFAO...After reading some of these comments, all I can think to add is "Please God, Just kill us all now..."
    The population is exploding, but the IQs are dwindling away.

    End-of-the-world moonbats, quasi-religioso mental defectives, conspiracy fruitcakes, non-spelling cretins, and far too many kindergarten paste-eaters.

    LOL, Everybody just line up, while I set the cruise control on this steamroller.

    And by the way, anyone in Arkansas, if the ground starts shaking again, just ride it out. There's really not much else you can do. And don't forget to check your gas lines after a quake.

    March 11, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
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