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Earthquake Rattles South Arkansas

Arkansas, USA
May 16, 2007

A small earthquake rattled the El Dorado area Wednesday morning, but no damage or injuries were reported. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) now says the small earthquake was magnitude 3.0. Initial indications pegged the quake at no more than a 2.5.The USGS says the quake was centered seven miles northeast of El Dorado and that the temblor had a depth of 3.1 miles.

Union County Chief Deputy Jerry Thomas says he was outside when the quake struck and that the shaking lasted for about five seconds. He says he looked at a man standing next to him and said, "What in the world was that?" Then about 50 calls came in to the sheriff's department in the next five minutes.
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