Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer

  Desha County, Arkansas
Population: 16,798
Buildings: 6,719
  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 / 3 0 / 17   17 / 168
Fatalities (night/day)  0 / 0  0 / 3  3 / 34
Displaced  168  1,680  5,543
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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