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3.9 magnitude earthquake shakes eastern Arkansas

Location of the epicenter as according to USGS (Source: Google Maps) Location of the epicenter as according to USGS (Source: Google Maps)
Helicorder Graph (Source: Arkansas Geological Survey) Helicorder Graph (Source: Arkansas Geological Survey)

PARKIN, AR (KAIT) – A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook eastern Arkansas Monday morning according to the USGS  The quake was centered just southwest of Parkin in Cross County and happened around 7:39 a.m. local time. 

The Cross County Sheriff's Department, Wynne Police Department, and the Wynne Mayor's Office have said that the earthquake has not caused any damages that they have been made aware of, but the earthquake did set off some alarms.

The earthquake happened near the New Madrid Seismic Zone that stretches from Arkansas to Illinois along the Mississippi River valley. 

Region 8 News is still receiving information on this earthquake. Keep checking www.kait8.com and region8togo.com for updates.

For more information:

3.9m Earthquake near Parkin

New Madrid Seismic Zone

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