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Arkansas Earthquake That Shakes Memphis Is Latest of 19 Today, 91 Yesterday Worldwide

As the East Coast experiences Hurricane Sandy, people in Northeastern Arkansas were hit with a earthquake registering 3.9 on the Richter Scale. The earthquake hit around 7:39 AM CST 9km southwest of Parkin, Arkansas in Cross County, according to the US Geological Survey.

Several Memphis residents claim that they felt tremors in Midtown and several Memphis metro areas.



The earthquake in Arkansas is not the only one to have occurred on Monday, October 29, 2012. According to an interactive map on USGS, more than 19 earthquakes have happened ranging from a magnitude of 2.7 to 5.3 since 12AM. On Sunday, October 28, 2012, over 91 earthquakes occurred in places such as Canada, Alaska, California, British Virgin Islands, Nevada, Philippines, Russia as well as other states and countries.

There is no word if an aftershock is expected, but, according to experts, smaller earthquakes can trigger more.

Earthquakes October 29, 2012 Since 9:40 CST
3.0 4km W of Volcano, Hawaii 2012-10-29 12:47:35
3.9 9km SW of Parkin, Arkansas 2012-10-29 12:39:22
4.4 163km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-29 12:05:14
2.9 10km S of West Marion, North Carolina 2012-10-29 11:49:05
4.8 South of the Fiji Islands 2012-10-29 10:30:44
3.4 36km NNE of Morenci, Arizona 2012-10-29 07:50:54
5.2 86km ENE of Palue, Indonesia 2012-10-29 06:28:33
4.1 122km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-29 06:03:54
2.7 5km W of Cobb, California 2012-10-29 05:48:41
4.5 29km SW of La Libertad, El Salvador 2012-10-29 04:59:36
3.9 21km NNE of Soledad, California 2012-10-29 04:25:16
4.1 182km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-29 03:47:55
4.0 180km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-29 02:40:53
5.3 98km SSW of Sibolga, Indonesia 2012-10-29 02:22:44
4.6 170km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-29 01:49:02
3.7 11km ENE of Noatak, Alaska 2012-10-29 01:40:37
3.2 120km WNW of Gustavus, Alaska 2012-10-29 00:30:23
4.3 190km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-29 00:26:49
4.1 170km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-10-29 00:18:50

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  1. “Claim” they felt it?!?!? I totally felt it…or ok at the very least I guess I can say with certainty that I heard it. All of the windows in my midtown home started rattling ever so gently and I chalked it up to a moving truck or something, then they rattles louder and louder over about 15 to 30 seconds. My wife was out running and didn’t notice it at all but I guess if you like me, sitting quietly in an old house, I assure you you would have noticed it. In fact after it ended I could still hear the crystal glasses hanging in my downstairs bar ringing for a a few seconds. First time I have ever noticed one since I moved to memphis nine years ago.

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