Arkansas Hit With Mild 3.9-Magnitude Quake
It's the third North American quake since yesterday
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Oct 29, 2012 9:06 AM CDT
Official at National Seismic Monitoring Center Peshawar, Pakistan, monitors the aftershock recorded at Richter Scale in this 2008 file photo.   (AP Photo/Shabbir Hussain Imam)

(Newser) – Apparently the planet is cranky today. As if Hurricane Sandy weren't enough, Arkansas got a jolt from a 3.9-magnitude earthquake this morning, the US Geological Survey announced. The quake hit near the Tennessee border, at a depth of about 3.2 miles, according to CNN. The quake is the third of note to hit North America since yesterday morning, following another 3.9 affair in downtown LA and a 7.7 off the coast of Canada.

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Smitty6398
Nov 26, 2012 10:58 PM CST
More likely the New Madrid fault hiccuping. Don't think there is much fracturing going on in that area.
Jeebus
Oct 29, 2012 1:00 PM CDT
Of course it's fracking, these reports are becoming way more common in recent years.
AustinSpace
Oct 29, 2012 11:58 AM CDT
Fracking.