Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer

Arkansas Earthquake Center News - December 1998

Possible Liquefaction Feature Being Explored

A unique geologic feature located on the south shore of the Arkansas River near the I-430 bridge is being explored by the UALR Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer. There is a possibility that the feature is the result of liquefaction from an earthquake. The presence of a liquefaction feature would be significant in that the earthquake hazard for central Arkansas would need to be reassessed.

Recent Earthquakes

On Wednesday, November 11, 1998 at about 5:38 a.m. a 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck central Arkansas near Hollis in Perry County. The USGS placed the event at 34.81N 93.18W.

Map of Central U.S. Earthquakes

Map of US / Canada Earthquakes

Clay County Earthquake Seminars

"Preparing for the Big One", a free 3-hour earthquake preparedness seminar for businesses, is scheduled to be presented twice in Clay County in January 1999. The first seminar will be from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 14th at the Corning Community Center. The second will be from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21st, at the Piggot Community Center.

The seminar will cover the New Madrid Fault and threat, earthquake mitigation and preparedness, and earthquake and disaster response and recovery including post-disaster business loans and assistance. The presenter is Timothy Lee of the UALR Arkansas Small Business Development Center.

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