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3.1 Magnitude earthquake detected in Northeast Arkansas



Lawrence County, Arkansas — A magnitude 3.1 earthquake near the Imboden community has been reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Scientific equipment detected the tremor this morning at 9:12 about 2 miles west of U.S. Highway 63 and about 10 miles from Walnut Ridge.

2.5 to 5.4 magnitude earthquakes are often felt, but only cause minor damage.

So far no damage has been reported as a result of this morning’s quake.

Every year, there are around 500,000 quakes in that range worldwide.

Data indicated this morning’s quake started around 10 miles below ground.