Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer

 

 

Corning, Arkansas
Population: 3,323
Buildings: 1,329

  Richter Magnitude
5.0 - 5.9 6.0 - 6.9 7.0 - 7.9
Effects on People  
Percentage Feeling Quake 100% 100% 100%
Serious Injury (night/day) 0 /1 0 / 3 3 / 33
Fatalities (night/day) 0 / 0 0 / 1 1 / 7
Displaced 33 332 1, 097
Effects on Buildings  
Damage to Contents 50% 80% 100%
Architectural Damage 25% 70% 95%
Slight Structural Damage 5% 45% 90%
Moderate Structural Damage 0.1% 5% 30%
Severe Structural Damage 0% 0.1% 10%
Collapsed Buildings 0% 0% 1%
Effects on Lifelines  
Electric Outage Possible Probable YES
Telephone Outage Possible Probable YES

Source: "Damage Estimates From An Earthquake in the New Madrid Fault Zone" , Arkansas Office of Emergency Services, 1992

 

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Last Updated: July 30, 1998

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