5 earthquakes in Ark. during weekend, 3 near Trumann
TRUMANN - The U.S. Geological Survey reports three earthquakes in the Trumann area during the weekend.
No injuries or damage are reported.
The USGS says a 2.6 magnitude quake was recorded at 11:52 p.m. Saturday and a 2.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 9:38 a.m. Sunday. They follow a 3.9 magnitude quake recorded at 4:28 p.m. Saturday in the area about 50 miles northwest of Memphis, Tenon.
Trumann police say the Saturday afternoon quake generated several calls from residents asking what happened - but no reports of injury or damage. Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans.
The USGS says the quakes were in the New Madrid seismic zone where a series of earthquakes in 1811-12 are considered among the largest in U.S. history.Two additional earthquakes were recorded in other parts of the state.
The U.S. said another quake, a magnitude 1.9, was recorded about six miles south of Greers Ferry at 5 p.m. Friday.
The third was a magnitude 2.1 recorded at 12:33 a.m. Saturday about six miles southeast of Clinton.
Both Greers Ferry and Clinton are about 55 miles north of Little Rock.
Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans.