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3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Greenbrier

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Several more small earthquakes have been recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Greenbrier and Guy areas.

The largest is a 3.8 magnitude quake recorded around 4:00 a.m. Thursday about four miles northeast of Greenbrier. At least five other quakes with magnitudes of 2.3 to 2.6 have been recorded since shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday.

No injuries have been reported and Greenbrier building inspector Monty Havens tells Channel 7 that no structures in the area were damaged, "I've talked to a few people around and we've talked about the earthquakes and they say the first thing they did this morning was to go out and check their foundation to make sure they didn't have any foundation problems," Havens says. 

Geologists say quakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans.

The U.S.G.S. has recorded more than 30 quakes in the area since Sunday, and 700 quakes have hit the region in the past six months.

The cause remains somewhat of a mystery. However, some experts say it's likely either a naturally occurring swarm or possibly related to natural gas exploration in the area.

 

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