6 Quakes Hit Arkansas in 5 Hours

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Six earthquakes were recorded in Faulkner County late Monday and early Tuesday.

The first, which followed four other quakes on Monday, was a 2.5 magnitude and occurred at 10:59 p.m. two miles east-southeast of Guy. A second, with a 2.1 magnitude, registered at 11:05 p.m. one mile southeast of Guy.

A 2.3 magnitude quake hit at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday two miles south of Guy, followed by a 2.4 magnitude rocker at 1:52 a.m. in the same location. At 1:58 a.m., a 2.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded one mile southeast of Guy. A 2.6 magnitude shaker occurred at 3:55 a.m. two miles east-southeast of Guy.

The recent rise in the number of earthquakes in Faulkner County has caught the attention of many. Sen. Blanche Lincoln recently sent a letter to the Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geological Hazards requesting a report from the USGS assessing the recent earthquakes. Faulkner County Judge Preston Scroggin said more scientists would be coming to the area to study the recent quakes.

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