LITTLE ROCK, AR– An unusual number of earthquakes have been reported in Central Arkansas since Monday. More than a dozen have been reported across Morrilton, Strawberry, and Choctaw.
James Newsom felt the quake. At the time, he didn’t know what shook his home.
“I said what in the world was that,” said Newsom.
Scientists say a 3.5 earthquake hit the area. The U.S. Geological Survey says there have been 16 earthquakes, which is a high number.
“It was just boom. It was so quick and shook my windows and made that explosion ya know,” said Newsom.
Each quake lasted less than ten seconds.
“Even though we don’t have reports of damage or anything or injuries, it’s still a pretty good shake,” said Scott Ausbrooks of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Seismometers will soon be deployed over the next two weeks to get a better understanding about the depth of the
“On average, we see one earthquake week. So this is definitely more active than what we have seen in a long time.”
Since this happened, people are advised to have a disaster preparedness kit ready.
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