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Geologists Say Tremors Like Sunday's Becoming More Common along New Madrid Fault

MAY 2, 2005 - Posted at 7:48 a.m. CDT

 

MANILA, AR - Geologists say that the earthquake tremors that hit northeast Arkansas and four other states yesterday are becoming more common.

Scientists logged a magnitude 4.1 quake from the New Madrid Fault yesterday morning.  Residents say it shook walls, knocking down pictures and television sets.  No injuries were reported.

Experts say the tremor was centered about four miles south-southeast of Manila, in Mississippi County, about 14 miles west of Blytheville.

Scientists say that Sunday's quake represents a slight increase in the frequency of such tremors because there have been four since April of 2001.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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