Northern Faulkner County hit by more small quakes
|Updated: 11/01/2010 6:42 pm
||Published: 11/01/2010 4:02 pm
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Service says northern Faulkner County has been shaken lightly by more than a dozen small earthquakes.
The Log Cabin Democrat newspaper said the most powerful of the 14 quakes recorded from Thursday morning to Monday morning had a magnitude of only 2.5. Researchers say quakes of 2.5 to 3.0 magnitudes are typically the smallest felt by humans.
The USGS said all of the earthquakes had their epicenters in a region 10 to 15 miles northeast of Conway, mostly in the vicinity of the community of Guy.
A number of small earthquakes in the area have been reported for months, and geologists have installed sensors to better understand why the quakes are occurring. The Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management has scheduled an earthquake information session the evening of Nov. 9 in the Guy-Perkins High School cafeteria.
Officials have said the cause of the small quakes is unclear.
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