Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer

 

 

Pulaski County, Arkansas
Population: 349,660
Buildings: 139,864

  Richter Magnitude
7.0 - 7.9 8.0 - 8.9
Effects on People  
Percentage Feeling Quake 100% 100%
Serious Injury (night/day) 0 / 70 0 / 350
Fatalities (night/day) 0 / 0 0 / 70
Displaced 3,497 34, 966
Effects on Buildings  
Damage to Contents 50% 80%
Architectural Damage 25% 70%
Slight Structural Damage 5% 45%
Moderate Structural Damage 0.1% 5%
Severe Structural Damage 0% 0.1%
Collapsed Buildings 0% 0%
Effects on Bridges  
Slight to Moderate Damage 2% 5%
Severe Damage 0% 2%
Collapsed 0% 0%
Effects on Lifelines  
Electric Outage Possible Probable
Telephone Outage Possible Probable

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

 

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Little Rock AR 72204

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Last Updated: August 25, 1998

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