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Earthquake Hits Northeast Arkansas

MAY 1, 2005


JONESBORO, AR - A mild earthquake occurred this morning in Jonesboro and all across Northeast Arkansas.

No major damage was reported.

The magnitude 4.1quake occurred at 7:36 a-m.

The tremor was centered about 4 miles South-Southeast of Manila, in Mississippi county, about 14 miles west of Blytheville.

A geologist with the USGS center for earthquake research and information in Memphis says, the earthquake occurred in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, where the strongest quakes ever to hit North America were felt back in 1811-1812, centered at New Madrid, Missouri.

Besides Arkansas and Missouri, people reported feeling the quake in Tennessee, southern Illinois, Kentucky and Northern Mississippi.

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