Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer

 

 

Phillips County, Arkansas
Population: 28,838
Buildings: 11,535

  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 / 29 29 / 288 144 / 1,442
Fatalities (night/day) 0 / 6 6 / 57 29 / 288
Displaced 2,884 9,517 19,321
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 Bridges  
Slight to Moderate Damage 5% 25% 50%
Severe Damage 2% 5% 30%
Collapsed 0% 2% 10%
Effects on Lifelines  
Electric Outage Probable Yes Yes
Telephone Outage Probable Yes Yes

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

 

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