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Blytheville, AR -- Lauren Payne Reports

Earthquake Experts Meet In Blytheville To Discuss Recent Earthquakes

May 27, 2005 -- Posted at 11:00 p.m. CDT

Blytheville, AR-- Region 8 has been shaken up by several earthquakes in recent months.

"Is it likely that the earthquake you are having now is a fore shot for something larger. These are the kinds of things we study in going around looking at these kinds of earthquakes," said Dr. Steve Horton.

On May 1st, the early morning 4.1 magnitude earthquake occurred 14 miles west of Blytheville in Mississippi County.

Numerous aftershocks followed.

Experts say this area will probably see more small earthquakes.

"You can forecast that there is a probability of having rain, or an earthquake but actually saying the big one is going to happen next Tuesday, or saying that it is going to rain next Tuesday is actually a difficult thing to do," said Horton.

In response to the recent earthquake activity, a panel assembled to address the increase in activity of the New Madrid Seismic Zone.

"We get together and share information about what we know about earthquakes and give the opportunity to talk to some earthquake experts who can answer most of their questions," said Dr. Horton.

Experts say while you can't predict the exact time an earthquake will hit, you can, most certainly, be prepared when and if it does.

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