More Small Earthquakes Reported In Central Arkansas

May 25, 2013

The US Geological Survey has recorded several small earthquakes in the Morrilton area  about 50 miles west of Little Rock.  The USGS reports that nine earthquakes ranging in  magnitude from 1.5 to 2.4 between shortly before 10:30 p.m.  Friday and 1:45 p.m. Saturday in the area northeast of  Morrilton.   Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are  generally the smallest that are felt by humans and that  damage is not a common until an earthquake is above  magnitude 4.0.   The quakes are the latest of more than two dozen in  the area in the past week - including a 3.4 magnitude  temblor early Friday morning that several people reported  feeling.