Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer

  Craighead County, Arkansas
Population: 68,956
Buildings: 27,582
  Richter Magnitude
6.0 - 6.9 7.0 - 7.9 8.0 - 8.9
Effects on People  
Percentage Feeling Quake 100% 100% 100%
Serious Injury (night/day)  0 / 70 69 / 690  345 / 3,448 
Fatalities (night/day)  0 / 14  14 / 138  69 / 690
Displaced  6,896  27,582  34,487
Effects on Buildings  
Damage to Contents 80% 100% 100%
Architectural Damage 70% 95% 100%
Slight Structural Damage 45% 90% 95%
Moderate Structural Damage 5% 30% 50%
Severe Structural Damage 0.1% 10% 20%
Collapsed Buildings 0% 1% 5%
Effects on Lifelines  
Electric Outage Probable Yes  Yes 
Telephone Outage Probable  Yes Yes

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

 

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