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Thu July 18, 2013
Small Earthquakes Recorded Near Trumann In NE Arkansas
The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two small earthquakes near Trumann in northeast Arkansas.
The USGS reports a 3.2 magnitude quake struck about 3:10 p.m. Wednesday three miles southwest of Trumann - about 17 miles southeast of Jonesboro.
The second quake was a 2.4 magnitude tremor recorded about 6:10 p.m. about four miles southwest of Trumann.
Police told reporters there were no reports of damage or injury. The quakes come after a 3.9 magnitude quake and several smaller tremors were recorded in the same area in February.
Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are general the smallest that are felt by humans and that damage doesn't usually occur with earthquakes below magnitude 4.0.