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Earthquake Shakes Northern Arkansas
Released: 6/27/2000

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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Note to Editors: As more information is received from other seismograph stations and data are further analyzed, an update or clarification on magnitude and location of this event may be issued.

A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.9 according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), occurred in the northern part of Arkansas at 9:29 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) last night. The epicenter was about 30 miles north-northeast of Russellville, Arkansas, or about 75 miles north-northwest of Little Rock. The earthquake was felt in the counties of Baxter, Boone, Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, and Stone. There have been no reports of damage.

For additional information and a map of historical earthquake activity in Arkansas, refer to the following USGS web pages on the Internet:

http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/H000627012843.html http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/neis/states/arkansas/arkansas.html


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