5 small earthquakes shake near Missouri-Arkansas state line within 24-hours

5 small earthquakes shake near Missouri-Arkansas state line within 24-hours
The five, very close dots on the map represent the location of the nearly identical earthquakes registered near the Missouri-Arkansas state line within 24-hours. (Source: USGS)

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ark. (KFVS) - Five small earthquakes, within 24-hours and in nearly the same location and magnitude, have been recorded near the Missouri-Arkansas state line.

According to the USGS, a magnitude 2.6 was recorded around 10:41 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7 about 4 miles east of Maynard, Arkansas.

The fourth earthquake was a 2.6 magnitude earthquake registered 3 miles northeast of Maynard at 7:18 a.m.

This was less than 20 miles south of Doniphan, Missouri.

The depth of the earthquake measured 5.59 miles.

At 3:54 p.m. on Tuesday a 2.4 magnitude earthquake registered 4.3 miles northeast of Maynard.

The depth of this third quake measured 3.1 miles.

The second quake, also a 2.6 magnitude, was recorded at 6:52 p.m. on Tuesday. The epicenter was located 4.2 miles northeast of Maynard.

The USGS reports that the first 2.6 magnitude quake was recorded at 9:11 a.m. on Tuesday, with the epicenter located 3.7 miles northeast of Maynard.

At least one person told the USGS that they felt the first earthquake.

The five quakes are all part of the New Madrid Seismic Network.

To learn more from the USGS about the earthquakes, click here.

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