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GREENBRIER, Ark. — The central Arkansas town of Greenbrier has been plagued for months by hundreds of small earthquakes, and after being woken up by the largest quake to hit the state in 35 years, residents said Monday they're unsettled by the increasing severity and lack of warning.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake at 11 p.m. Sunday, centered just northeast of Greenbrier, about 40 miles north of Little Rock. It was the largest of more than 800 quakes to strike the area since September in what is now being called the Guy-Greenbrier earthquake swarm.

The activity has garnered national attention and researchers are studying whether there's a possible connection to the region's natural gas drilling industry. The earthquake activity varies each week, though as many as nearly two dozen small quakes have occurred in a day.

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What woke Tarkington was a magnitude 4.7 earthquake that was also felt in Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi. No injuries or major damage have been reported, but the escalation in the severity of quakes in and around the small north-central Arkansas town has many residents on edge. Some said they're seeing gradual damage to their homes, such as cracks in walls and driveways.

Read more here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41842005/ns/us_news/

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Is this not where the now defunct underground PTB DUMBS is located or is that the Greenbrier Hotel :hmm

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Arkansas Earthquakes Could Be Man Made
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.... the earthquakes may very well be man made. Two areas which have experienced some of the most powerful (“powerful” in relative terms) quakes are Guy and Greenbrier, which are located near areas of natural gas extraction. According to University of Arkansas professor Hanan Mahdi, this natural gas extraction could be at least partially to blame for the quakes.
http://www.gearfuse.com/arkansas-earthq ... -man-made/


FWIW, Guy and Greenbrier AR are about 20 miles from Beebe AR (where the large die-off of birds occurred in the beginning of Jan. Probably a coincidence, but you never know.....)

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FWIW, Guy and Greenbrier AR are about 20 miles from Beebe AR (where the large die-off of birds occurred in the beginning of Jan. Probably a coincidence, but you never know.....)



:clap Good job, Rutsie. I never even thought about that connection. Hmmmmmmm

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WOW great connection of the dots Rutsie :clap

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Fracking Well Shutdown Extended As Researchers Study Link To Earthquakes In Arkansas :mrgreen:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Two natural gas exploration companies have agreed to extend the shutdowns of two injection wells in Arkansas as researchers study whether the operations are linked to more than 1,000 unexplained earthquakes in the region, a state commission said Wednesday.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Clarita Operating LLC asked to postpone a scheduled April 26 hearing on the shutdowns until the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission's next meeting on May 24, said Shane Khoury, deputy director and general counsel for the commission.

Khoury said the commission agreed to the continuance provided the companies not restart injection well operations at the two wells, both located in Faulkner County, before the May hearing.

"It was fine with us," Khoury said. "Our goal was to request a 60-day continuance of the shutdown at that meeting anyway. The more time we have, the more confident we will be with results of study."

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The commission has said preliminary studies showed evidence potentially linking injection activities with more than 1,000 quakes in the north-central cities of Greenbrier and Guy since September, including the largest quake to hit the state in 35 years – a magnitude 4.7 on Feb. 27.

Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/21/fracking-shutdown-earthquakes-arkansas_n_851930.html

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