Arkansas Hit With Mild 3.9-Magnitude Quake

It's the third North American quake since yesterday

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 29, 2012 9:06 AM CDT

(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.

Official at National Seismic Monitoring Center Peshawar, Pakistan, monitors the aftershock recorded at Richter Scale in this 2008 file photo.
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)
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