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USGS registers minor quake near Black Rock, Ark. Friday night

The star marks the epicenter of a M2.1 quake near Black Rock, Ark. on July 16.
The star marks the epicenter of a M2.1 quake near Black Rock, Ark. on July 16.(USGS)
Published: Jul. 17, 2021 at 10:11 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2021 at 10:55 AM CDT
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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - The U.S. Geological Survey said a quake that struck near Black Rock was minor, coming from a depth of 10.6 kilometers (6.6 miles).

The magnitude 2.1 earthquake struck at 9.56 p.m. Friday, July 16.

The USGS said it was centered about 3.7 miles north-northwest of Black Rock, approximately 35 miles northwest of Jonesboro.

There have been at least two other earthquakes in the region in the past few months.

A 2.2 earthquake was detected on Jan. 22, while a 1.6 earthquake happened April 28.

Did you feel it? If so, report it to the USGS here »

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