Thursday, May 20, 2010


This is information I copied from 40/29 news website.
Earthquake Reported In Benton County

2.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Near Cave Springs

Comments ROGERS, Ark. -- Scientists said another minor earthquake struck Benton County early Thursday evening.
Residents said they heard a loud boom at about 7 p.m. and felt shaking under their feet.

A seismograph at Hobbs State Park east of Rogers showed that something caused the earth to move. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that a 2.6 magnitude area hit about two miles northwest of Cave Springs.
The quake struck in the same general area where a 2.5 magnitude quake hit in April.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.

This is the 2nd earthquake in our area. Our first ever was in April. I live east of the area that it happened so we didn't hear or feel it. Very strange and scary. We also have a natural gas lines that run thru our area which could be really dangerous. I am going to go research to see what I can find out about this. No one was hurt in either of the quakes, very thankful for that.

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