Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer

 

 

Searcy, Arkansas
Population: 15,180
Buildings: 6,072

  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 / 15 15 / 152
Fatalities (night/day) 0 / 0 0 / 3 3 / 30
Displaced 152 1,518 5,009
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 Bridges  
Slight to Moderate Damage 2% 5% 25%
Severe Damage 0% 2% 5%
Collapsed 0% 0% 2%
Effects on Lifelines  
Electric Outage Possible Probable Yes
Telephone Outage Possible Probable Yes

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

 

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Last Updated: August 24, 1998

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