Edit: The USGS has revised the earthquake epicenter 10 miles southwest of the original estimate. The new estimated epicenter was a couple of miles south of Centerton and a few miles north of the XNA airport. The earthquake was monitored at Hobbs State Park. Here is a map of the estimated epicenter of the earthquake.
After dozens of earthquakes in central Oklahoma over the past 6 months, and to a lesser extent in north central Arkansas with very weak earthquakes, an earthquake has now hit northwest Arkansas. At 10:52 am this morning a 2.5 magnitude earthquake centered between Bella Vista and Bentonville took place. The exact location were at the following coordinates 36.406°N, 94.246°W. Geologists have estimated that the earthquake took place about 3.1 miles below the earth’s surface. A magnitude 2.5 earthquake is right on the threshold of being felt by humans and animals alike. This morning the earthquake was felt by a few people in Siloam Springs, Gentry, Gravette, Rogers, Springdale, and Fayetteville. At this time there have been nearly 150 reports of the earthquake being felt in Centerton and Bentonville combined. There was one report of a couple of items falling off of a shelf near Bentonville, otherwise no damage was reported. Power flashes took place due to the quake throughout a portion of northwest Arkansas. The map of areas affected is below.
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