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3.8 magnitude earthquake northeast of Conway

More earthquakes shake the ground in the northern part of Faulkner County, and geologists say there are more to come.
GUY, AR -More earthquakes shake the ground in the northern part of Faulkner County, and geologists say there are more to come.

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook the ground at 5:20 a.m. Friday near Guy. This is one of many noticeable earthquakes that have been felt for miles around.

The earthquakes haven’t left any severe damage behind, but houses are shaking frequently from the activity.

Scientists with the Arkansas Geological Survey say the earthquakes are either being caused by saltwater wells in the area or just natural activity. They are studying the history of fault lines in the area to see if there are any similarities between this recent rash of earthquakes and past activity.

Friday morning’s temblor was originally assessed as a magnitude 4.4, but the U.S. Geological Survey revised the number downward. The center was about 15 miles northeast of Conway and about 30 miles west of Searcy.

No injuries were reported.
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