Earthquake Rattles Arkansas Town, Sunday


MANILA, AR (KTHV) -The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a minor earthquake shook Mississippi County early Sunday (Jan. 12) morning.

The 2.7 magnitude earthquake centered near Manila, Arkansas around 6:20AM. No damage was reported but the USGS has several reports from people saying they felt the tremor.

The earthquake is one of several hundred small tremors that have been reported along the New Madrid Seismic Zone that stretches from southern Illinois to northeast Arkansas. A series of earthquakes in 1811-1812 in the area are among the most severe in U.S. history.


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