Your eyes are not playing tricks on you, there have been 700 earthquakes in Arkansas. Last week (3-07-11) several small earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 1.8 to 3.8 have rattled the north-central Arkansas cities of Greenbrier and Guy, and the cause is unknown.
The U.S. Geological Survey has reported more than 30 earthquakes in the area since Sunday 3-6-11, including a magnitude 3.8 quake Thursday morning 3-10-11 and at least 16 others occurring Wednesday 3-09-11, two of which were magnitude 3.2 and 3.5. More than 700 quakes have occurred inthe region over the past six months.
Scott Ausbrooks, geohazards supervisor for the Arkansas Geological Survey, said the quakes are a part of what is now called the Guy earthquake swarm-a series of mild earthquakes that have been occurring periodically since 2009. A similar swarm occurred in the early 1980's when a series of quakes hit Enola, Ark.
So what is going on? Natural occurrance, or, something of biblical proportions?