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Third quake in less than a month rattles northeast Arkansas

UPDATE, Sept. 7, 2022, 3:00 p.m.: The quakes keep coming. The U.S. Geological Survey now reports another quake has hit Lawrence County — the second one this week and the fourth quake in the region in less than a month.

According to the USGS, the latest quake was recorded about 1.25 miles southwest of Lynn, Ark., at 11:54 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 7). The 2.1-magnitude quake had a depth of about 9.3 miles.

Click here for more information from the USGS.

Earlier today:

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the third earthquake in less than a month has been recorded in Lawrence County.

The USGS said a 2.0-magnitude quake occurred around 7 a.m. on Monday, centered about 3 miles south of Imboden with a depth of almost 10 miles. (Click here for the USGS info on the quake.)

A 2.6-magnitude earthquake was recorded near Manila, Ark., on Wednesday, Sept. 1. That quake had a depth of about 4.5 miles.

And a 3.1-magnitude quake also struck near Imboden on Aug. 21.

The latest Imboden earthquake is the latest in a string of northeast Arkansas quakes. In June, geologists reported a swarm of at least six quakes in the northeastern section of Arkansas.

In the winter of 1811 and 1812, the New Madrid seismic zone generated a months-long sequence of earthquakes that included three very large earthquakes estimated to be between magnitude 7 and 8.


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