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Minor Earthquake in Northeastern Arkansas
Released: 9/17/1997

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A minor earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 occurred near Jonesboro, Ark., early Wednesday afternoon (September 17), according to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo.

Waverly Person of the USGS earthquake center in Colorado said the earthquake, which occurred at 1:17 p.m., CDT, was centered 20 miles southeast of Jonesboro, Ark., in the northeastern part of the state. The earthquake reportedly was felt by residents of the small towns of Trumann and Caraway. There were no reports of injuries or damages.

Wednesday’s earthquake was centered in the area of the New Madrid seismic zone, which experienced three earthquakes of magnitude 8 or larger, in the winter of 1811 and 1812.


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