Thursday, May 20, 2010

Second earthquake in Benton County.

The second earthquake in less than a month in Benton county, AR happened at 7:01 this evening. I actually got to feel this one. The last one came and went on April 29 without my notice. This time, all of us were working late at the lab and we heard a sudden boom. It shook the building and felt like a truck had run into the outside somewhere. Everyone went to the doors to look, but there was nothing.

Here's a link to find out more about the details: USGS website.


flowerweaver said...

Yikes! I didn't realize your area was that active.

Roxann said...

It wasn't. Until about 30 days ago! So this is very new to all of us out here.

NitWit1 said...

Somehow I have missed this news. Is there a fault near Benton

We are closer to the New Madrid fault than you are.

Roxann said...

There are a few small faults in the area, mainly cracks in the bedrock, but as far as I know they've never been active before.