Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer

 

 

Polk County, Arkansas
Population: 17,347
Buildings: 6,939

  Richter Magnitude
8.0 - 8.9
Effects on People  
Percentage Feeling Quake 100%
Serious Injury (night/day) 0 / 3
Fatalities (night/day) 0 / 0
Displaced 173
Effects on Buildings  
Damage to Contents 50%
Architectural Damage 25%
Slight Structural Damage 5%
Moderate Structural Damage 0.1%
Severe Structural Damage 0%
Collapsed Buildings 0%
Effects on Bridges  
Slight to Moderate Damage 2%
Severe Damage 0%
Collapsed 0%
Effects on Lifelines  
Electric Outage Possible
Telephone Outage Possible

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

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Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer (ACEETT)
College of Science and Engineering Technology
2801 South University
Little Rock AR 72204

(501) 569-8223

Last Updated: September 25, 1998

earthquake@asbdc.ualr.edu

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