16 earthquakes reported since Friday

Faulkner County was hit by another 16 earthquakes over the past four days, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

Six of the quakes were recorded Friday, which began with a 3.8 magnitude earthquake at 5:20 a.m. two miles south of Guy. The second, a 2.4-magnitude quake, was felt at 7:19 a.m. three miles south of Guy. A 3.0-magnitude registered at 1:40 p.m., followed by a 2.0 at 4:02 p.m. Both were recorded two miles south of Guy. A 1.8-magnitude quake shook at 5:18 p.m. three miles south of Guy, while an earthquake with a 2.3-magnitude hit at 7:53 p.m. two miles south-southeast of Guy.

Saturday saw three morning quakes beginning with a 1.6-magnitude at 2:04 a.m. one mile southeast of Guy. A 3.5-magnitude rattler was recorded at 4:43 a.m. three miles south of Guy and a 1.6-magnitude quake registered at 9:29 a.m. one mile east of Guy.

On Sunday, an earthquake with a 1.4 magnitude occurred at 1:40 a.m. three miles south of Guy, followed by a 1.8-magnitdue at 1:41 a.m. A 2.2 shaker hit at 10:14 p.m. three miles south of Guy.

Monday got off to a rocky start with three earthquakes by 9:30 a.m. The first, a 2.4-magnitude, was recorded at 6:26 a.m. three miles south of Guy. A 2.3-magnitude registered at 8:36 a.m. two miles east of Guy, while a 2.6-magnitude quake hit at 9:29 a.m. two miles east-southeast of Guy. A fourth earthquake, a 2.1-magnitude, occurred at 1:25 p.m. two miles southeast Guy.

The recent rise in the number of earthquakes in Faulkner County has caught the attention of many. Sen. Blanche Lincoln recently sent a letter to the Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geological Hazards requesting a report from the USGS assessing the recent earthquakes. Faulkner County Judge Preston Scroggin said more scientists would be coming to the area to study the recent quakes.

For more information on the county’s earthquakes, visit www.usgs.gov.

(Staff writer Stephanie Fischer can be reached by e-mail at stephanie.fischer@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1238. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit.)



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