Arkansas earthquakes list

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The list below shows the Arkansas earthquakes

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Arkansas time = UTC – 6

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Blytheville, Arkansas Nov 01 16:55 2.6 13 MAP
USGS Clinton, Arkansas Sep 23 03:17 2.5 8 MAP
USGS Cave City, Arkansas Jun 15 16:20 2.5 12 MAP
USGS Cave City, Arkansas May 06 00:52 2.8 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Blytheville, Arkansas Jan 05 12:39 2.5 7 MAP
USGS Bull Shoals, Arkansas Dec 17 19:53 2.5 1 MAP
USGS Manila, Arkansas Oct 15 10:16 3.7 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Blytheville - Woke us up
  • Paragould - Light shaking
  • Blytheville Arkansas - No damage.. Was awaken
  • BLYTHEVILLE - It shook hard enough to wake me up. It felt like a train passing by.
  • paragould - Very sudden jolt with maybe a 2 second tapering off
  • Memphis - Weak shaking
  • Blytheville - It woke me up. The headboard hit the wall and the house shook. No apparent damage
  • Burlison - It woke me up and lasted maybe 15 seconds.
  • Henning, TN - Weak shaking
  • Blytheville - It was a quick shudder. It almost felt like the apartments were hit by a vehicle, but with no boom.
  • Keiser, Arkansas - ~ I woke up about 5am and I had let the dogs out and I too went out to smoke my morning cigarette and sitting on the bench and felt the ground kinda of rumble, the ground was vibrating a little. I was very curious like What was that ??? Went back in to watch a movie and at 7 am out the news on and Wow it was confirmed ......... An EarthQuake !!!! ~
  • blytheville arkansas - Awaken by brief shaking. It shook hard and loud enough that I thought someone had hit my house with a car and I ran outside to see. No damage.
  • concord - Light shaking
  • Manila , AR - Vibration felt in the floor for a couple of seconds followed by a bump the felt like a car had hit the house. No Damage at all.
  • Munford - It woke me up.
  • Hot Springs - Slight rumble woke my dogs upon the second floor.. in turn woke me up.. had to flip a brake back on after..
  • Bay arkansas - Shook my chair i was sitting in and something made noise in kitchen maybe glass
  • Osceola - Woke me up and knocked a couple of pictures off the wall. The shaking of the quake was up & down.
  • Millington - One jolt. Not really shaking per say
  • Paragould AR - It woke me up. Rattled doorknob of my room. Maybe 5 seconds of shaking. No damage. My husband felt it in another room.
  • Bartlett, TN - I'm in Davies Plantation (Bartlett, TN, on the edge of Lakeland, TN). An earthquake woke me from my sleep and scared me around 5:15 a.m. I didn't know if it was an earthquake or a bomb - yikes! I wonder if it was felt here because our house backs up to natural gas lines (you can see a big strip of grass, like an airstrip, behind our house). I immediately looked up news and found none, so I was very perplexed. Thank you for this website. God bless you.
  • Millington - Woke up by mild shaking or trembling lasting about 5 seconds.
  • Lepanto, AR - Rumbling followed for two seconds after shelf of pictures were toppled to the floor which scared the dog and woke up our son. Until the news announcement of the earthquake the cat was blamed for knocking down all the pictures. I think the deep digging taking place on Highway 18 outside of Manila near Big Lake is the cause of the tremor. Friday the road crew was unearthing what appeared to be beyond 30 foot digs to drive bridge supports into the bed rock.
  • Paragould, AR - Light shaking
  • Memphis - Very weak shaking
  • Bartlett,TN - Had the window open and a slight breeze was coming through. Just laid back down. My headboard is against the outside wall. All of a sudden I heard and felt a powerful sound. It was really quick. I thought a tree had fallen. Sounded like it just missed the house. I got up to look but everything was just as peaceful as when I laid down. It was definitely a shock factor! I did not notice any damage.
  • Manila ark. - Moderate shaking
  • Bartlett\' TN - I also live in Davies plantation in Bartlett, TN. I definitely felt it and it was unmistakable. It was a sudden\' light jolt followed by a couple of seconds of vibration. I could also hear dishes rattling lightly.
  • Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 - Watching TV sometime after 5am when building shook. First thought: A vehicle or something hit building. Noticed no visible damage. First time knowingly experiencing an earthquake.
  • walcott Arkansas - woke me up from my sleep. sounded like someone slamed a door and stormed through the house. 5 seconds maybe? Never experienced an earthquake before and being woke from sleep, I didn't know what it was.
  • Humbolt, tn - door in house shaked
  • Manila - No damage, Mom felt it not me, said it sounded like someone had hit the door loudly. I’m assuming was like a bang.
  • EMSC Arkansas Oct 15 10:16 3.6 17 MAP
    USGS Mountain View, Arkansas Jul 22 22:23 2.6 6 MAP
    USGS Harrison, Arkansas Jun 21 05:23 2.5 4 MAP
    USGS Harrison, Arkansas Jun 16 02:28 2.9 5 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Jun 16 02:28 2.8 8 MAP
    USGS Harrison, Arkansas Jun 11 19:26 2.5 6 MAP
  • Valley Springs - Sounded like a tornado too the top off of my house with light shaking
  • Lakeway - It sounded like rolling thunder then the house shook for several seconds
  • Ozark, MO - Lying in bed, and the noticeable shaking lasted for several seconds, somewhere between five and ten. A little scary.
  • Pruitt AR - Was sleeping on ground while camping. Heard through the ground rumbling that sounded like very large piston engines, then a huge clunk, then the rumbling continued for some time before fading. It may have lasted 30 seconds.
  • Pruitt Arkansas - Was sleeping on ground while camping. Heard through the ground rumbling that sounded like very large piston engines, then a huge clunk, then the rumbling continued for some time before fading. It may have lasted 30 seconds.
  • Branson West, mo - There was a low rumbling, just past 0740ish. Sounded like a large cement truck rolling past the front of our house. Lasted several "long" seconds. Spouse awoke and asked if there was some sort of truck rolling down or up the street. After watching the news this evening (6/12/17) we realized it was the earthquake. Reminiscent of a 4.5 in Hultuco,Oxaca, Mexico in Feb 2003. Same low truck rumbling sound.
  • Bellefonte, Arkansas - Woke us up, sounded like a heavy truck rumbling several seconds, our dogs were barking. There's a hairline crack in our second story ceiling. We also thought we had felt some brief, very light movement mid-afternoon the day before.
  • Ozark - Heard a sound at same time quake happened
  • Springfield MO - Awake in bed when felt/heard a very slight movement/sound. Only lasted about 5 seconds.
  • Chadwick - We heard it more than felt it, we first thought it was thunder or an explosion.
  • harrison ar - It was more like a loud vibration. I looked up experiences people had from fracking earthquakes and they all explained it sounding like a truck and more like a vibration or a boom followed by vibrations. I believe these quakes are due to fracking somewhere
  • Cotter - Was a load boom and house shock for few seconds. Live on White River below the Bull Shoals Dam ! Scarey
  • USGS Arkansas Jun 11 12:40 4.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Eureka Springs - Heard rumbling first, sounded kind of like rolling thunder then mild shaking
  • BLUE EYE - Laying in bed, heard what I thought might have been someone blasting to build a new home shook...continued to shake for what seemed about 10 seconds
  • Alpena, AR - We woke up to the house shaking pretty hard and pictures rattling almost off the wall. I thought a truck had driven through our basement wall or something! Lasted for probably 1-2 minutes?
  • Blue Eye, Missouri - Rumbling like thunder or maybe a blast and then shaking for about 10 seconds
  • Bergman - felt like an explosion wave. a strong shaking that traveled through my bedroom and out the wall. Shook the chair I was sitting on and there was a loud rumbling noise as of a slight avalanche
  • Everton, AR near Harrison - Woken up from a deep sleep. No damage that I've seen yet, but I'm still half asleep. Not sure how long it lasted except that it felt much longer than any other I have experienced here. It was about 7:45 a.m.
  • Eureka Springs, AR, USA - Heard rumbling first, like rolling thunder, then mild shaking. Lasted about 5 seconds including sound.
  • Omaha - No damage. Rumbling woke some up.
  • Omaha - Lasted about 10 Seconds. Sounded like an explosion.House shook, windows vibrated.
  • Batavia - 40 to 50 seconds of trimmer vibration shaking. No property damage. I felt trimmers like this many years ago, so I knew it was an earthquake. I don,t live far from the epic center of this quake ,Willis,Arkansas Thank you for your reports. Phil Rackley
  • Yellville AR - We heard a loud rumbling sound not unlike a sonic boom. Entire house shook for five seconds.
  • Hollister - Deep rumble sound lasted about 10 seconds, seemed to engulf all moved in unison, or quivered rather than spasmic.almost like a train run under you very deep. By Table Rock Dam.
  • Harrison - Heard a loud bang, then shook the floor. Lasted several seconds. We thought it might be a car accident outside but there was nothing
  • Berryville - Felt the floor vibrating under my feet. Windows started rattling. Lasted long enough for me to realize it was actually an earthquake and not just my washing machine.
  • Protem, Mo - Just heard a roaring/rumbling sound. Some pans rattling. Didn't last very long, maybe a minute or two. No damage that i know of.wasn't for sure what it was. Thought maybe military plane at first. Went outside and heard rumbling sound toward south west.
  • Norfork - Felt the house start shaking, shook me in my chair and could hear the house shaking. Lasted maybe 4 seconds.
  • Eureka Springs AR - 7:37 a.m. felt the tremor, thought maybe it was a truck on the county road but no. Pronounced shaking. Got my attention.
  • Reeds Spring - Slight boom followed by low level rumbling. Windows shook twice. About 2 seconds each time.
  • Harrison - My 1 year old son was walking between me and our front door and we heard a loud BOOM, followed by rumbling and then shaking for about 10 to 15 seconds. My son panicked and couldn't get into my arms fast enough. No property damage. Definitely freaked us out though.
  • Mountain hometo - I thought a heavy truck was going past my house. It was more of a heavy vibrating or heavy base on a boom box and it was gone in 10 seconds.
  • Mt Judea - Heard a low rumbling sound that lasted a few seconds, sounded almost like a rumble from a gas hot water tank coming on, then it slowly faded. No shaking felt, no damage.
  • Bradleyville - Floor shook under our feet.Heard the rumble. Fish bowl water disturbed. Lasted maybe 10- 15 seconds.
  • Eureka springs - Rumbling noise for about 10 seconds then mild shaking. About 20 seconds total
  • Harrison, Arkansas - We herd a loud explosion sound followed by our whole home shaking and moving. It felt like our home was going to collapse. Nothing fell off the walls. But it shook hard enough to shake the home.
  • Diamond City, Arkansas - Sounded like a large explosion. Shaking lasted for several seconds. House shook and things rattled.
  • Branson - It felt like someone backed into my house. It seemed like there was one rumble and then another rumble, but then it quit, so I dismissed it and continued doing what I was doing. I got on Facebook and my friends felt what I felt and that's when I realized it was an earthquake.
  • Harrison - I was standing outside on my deck when I felt the shake and herd a boom and seen the concussion move through the air. I have never seen the concussion of a earthquake move through the air before.
  • Harrison AR. - Was sleeping my buddies whole property shook woke me up in a heartbeat I thought it was an explosion
  • Diamond City - Explosion like sound, Loud rumble, ground vibrated
  • Pine Mountain - Sounded like a train passing...lasted for approx. 10 ripple onBull Shoals lake water or trees immediate internal damage observed after cursory inspection.
  • Ridgedale, MO - Felt like a large airplane was flying low or a large truck passing close to the house. Heard a rumble, house shook for about 15 seconds.
  • Hollister, MO - Felt like large truck outside or thunder rumble for several minutes. When it started my dog began to growl for no reason.
  • Alpena ark - Loud noise sounded like a plane but then we felt the shaking lasted about a minute.
  • Nixa, MO - Low rumbling and vibration for 20 shelves making vibration noise
  • Omaha, AR - Was walking by my window when I heard the window vibrate, and also heard a loud rumble. Thought it was maybe a low flying airplane. Heard later it was an earthquake. No damage that I know of.
  • Harrison - Appx 5/10 seconds of shaking and noise like a sonic boom, knocked a picture off my wall. I live 1/2 mile south of Bergman.
  • Harrison - Boom and shaking on third floor of hospital, made my bed rock and then shake for approx 10 seconds. Felt like someone drove a truck into bottom floor of building
  • Harrison - No property damage but the house shook for about 5 seconds and it sounded like a bomb went off.
  • HARRISON - Was at work hotel) felt a very small shaking on the ground. Then felt a very strong vibration. (The building is three story poured concrete building.) I could feel and hear the waves as the traveled UP through the building. Then felt the waves slowly die out. Several guest reported feeling the quake.
  • Jasper - I heard more than felt the earthquake. Thought it was thunder at first but it kept rumbling and I realized it was probably an earthquake. Lasted probably 30 seconds.
  • Harrison - Lasted about 15 seconds. Shook house. Sounded like thunder. Shook pictures on walls. Very loud. Scary.
  • Omaha - Heard Rumbling, Then house/windows shake. Lasted about 10 seconds.I don't see any property damage yet.
  • Branson West - Tools on my workshop were rattling around For 5-10 seconds
  • Kirbyville - It sounded to me like a piece of big rig construction equipment or the most horrendous thunder I've heard. It seemed to last almost a minute or so. The entire house shook. It was very loud.
  • Peel Arkansas - Sounded like construction or a big truck nearby. Was in hammock and didn't feel any shaking
  • Harrison Arkansas - We heard a loud rumbling boom...sort of rolling....sounding like thunder. The walls creaked...and I felt a movement of the floor albeit slight but I was barefooted at the time. The first 'boom' noise was only 5 seconds...the rolling thunder noise about 20 more seconds. Everything in the room trembled. We are north side of the city of Harrison AR.
  • Norfork - Heard rumbling noise and then my house made 2 loud pop noises. Lasted about 10 seconds.
  • Blue Eye - I have never heard rumbling that loud or long before. Windows rattled briefly.
  • Lead Hill - About 20 second duration. Loud bank with window and wall shaking. No visible property or structure damage. We are located less than four miles from Willis, the indicated epicenter.
  • Harriet - I live in a 3500sqft 2story home,it shook like a bad unbalanced washing machine.
  • Omaha - Omaha AR-I was standing in the kitchen. The whole house shook about 10 seconds. I thought that it is was an earthquake - very loud.
  • Omaha, AR 72662 - I was sitting on the front porch with my spouse when a sudden explosion like sound was followed with about five seconds of the building rattling fairly loud. Some slight rumbling was noticed following the vibrations. No visible damage to the property has been noticed.
  • St. Joe, AR - Loud boom followed by light shaking for about 10 seconds
  • Branson - It sounded like a helicopter was trying to land outside and our one level slab on grade house, all brick, slightly vibrated. The sound was more alarming than anything.
  • Harrison - My wife and I were watching TV waiting for the Sunday news programs when we heard a sound like an explosion and simultaneously the house shook.. It definitely sounded like a gasoline explosion and nearby, but saw nothing out of ordinary.
  • Branson - Woke up to a rumble. Shaking was not perceptible. Sounded like a jet was flying over.
  • Lakewoods Resort - A mild boom sound followed by a rumbling noise with mild shaking that lasted about for about 10 seconds. About 20 seconds total
  • Kingston - Was laying in bed, half awake, and heard a rumbling that lasted just a few seconds.
  • USGS Harrison, Arkansas Jun 11 12:40 3.6 5 MAP
  • Mountain Home, AR - Heard a crack of house then vibrating floor for 10 secs.
  • Kissee Mills - Unlike the large Oklahoma earthquake, which shook the houses several seconds, this one started with a loud distant rumbling getting louder very quickly and then a short jolt of shaking. Probably 10 seconds through the whole thing. None of my lights were swinging this time, just some shaking of things on the shelf.
  • Bradleyville - It did not last very long. Dishes in cabinets shook, my plants vibrated. I was on the top floor and could feel the vibration under my feet. I was pouring a cup of coffee.
  • Bergman - Sounded like an explosion, then rumbling followed by shaking and rolling. Very strong movement! Rattled and shook the entire house.
  • Springfield - 10-15 seconds of low grade rumbling. I thought it was thunder or our air conditioning kicking on. There was no shaking, just a very low pitched rumble.
  • Harrison - Woke me up.
  • Monarch, AR - Heard what sounded like a plane, but knew it wasn't a plane when I noticed the lamp shaking. Lasted about 10 seconds.
  • Nixa MO - Heard and felt rattling for about 10-15 seconds. Reminded me of when Military helicopter flies over the house and everything rattles for a few seconds
  • Jasper Arkansas - While drinking coffee, we experienced a mild but very definite shake of our building, lasting less than two seconds. No damage.
  • EMSC Arkansas May 14 05:19 2.4 5 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas May 08 03:28 2.0 14 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas May 08 03:21 2.2 16 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas May 01 10:58 2.1 2 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Feb 19 09:26 2.2 3 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Feb 05 13:32 2.0 9 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Feb 01 10:03 2.1 8 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Jan 14 08:38 2.2 8 MAP
    USGS Sheridan, Arkansas Jan 12 06:42 2.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Jan 12 06:42 2.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Jan 08 14:01 2.0 11 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Nov 30 00:02 2.2 8 MAP
    USGS Luxora, Arkansas Nov 29 10:00 2.5 11 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Nov 11 11:21 2.2 10 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Nov 03 22:48 2.4 3 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Oct 14 10:24 2.0 7 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Aug 10 21:08 2.4 11 MAP
    USGS Dover, Arkansas Jul 28 00:19 2.8 2 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Jul 28 00:19 2.8 2 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Jul 20 13:41 2.4 16 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Jul 17 06:27 2.3 5 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Jul 13 03:21 2.3 7 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Jul 07 08:00 2.4 1 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Jul 05 09:37 2.2 7 MAP
    USGS Marion, Arkansas Jun 25 15:28 2.5 8 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Jun 25 15:28 2.5 8 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Jun 25 01:10 2.3 1 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Jun 23 17:15 2.0 14 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Apr 25 19:55 2.2 9 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Apr 02 18:15 2.5 8 MAP
    USGS Arkansas Apr 02 18:15 2.5 8 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Mar 13 07:30 2.1 8 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Mar 08 01:39 2.1 3 MAP
    EMSC Arkansas Mar 01 06:19 2.5 5 MAP
    USGS Hardy, Arkansas Mar 01 06:19 2.5 4 MAP

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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