Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer

 

 

Forrest City, Arkansas
Population: 13,364
Buildings: 5,365

  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) 13 / 134 67 / 668 134 / 1,336
Fatalities (night/day) 3 / 27 13 / 134 27 / 267
Displaced 4,410 6,682 8,687
Effects on Buildings  
Damage to Contents 100% 100% 100%
Architectural Damage 95% 100% 100%
Slight Structural Damage 90% 95% 100%
Moderate Structural Damage 30% 50% 70%
Severe Structural Damage 100% 20% 30%
Collapsed Buildings 1% 5% 10%
Effects on Bridges  
Slight to Moderate Damage 25% 50% 100%
Severe Damage 5% 30% 65%
Collapsed 2% 10% 30%
Effects on Lifelines  
Electric Outage Yes Yes Yes
Telephone Outage Yes Yes Yes

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

 

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