1:30 PM Monday Update... The USGS officially upgrades morning earthquake in Guy to a 4.0 in magnitude.
Here's the map of the Enola swarm of quakes. This swarm started in the early 80s and since then there have been more than 40 thousand quakes making it the biggest swarm in the central United States. There were 3 quakes 4.0 and above in 1982 and one of 4.4 in 2001. This is a seismically active area even before there was natural gas drilling. Enola is about 10 miles away from Guy so it's not certain if the Enola swarm is directly related, but it's definitely possible. In the video below, we discuss this with Scott Ausbrook at the Arkansas Geologic Survey.
Read more about the Enola Swarm here from the Arkansas Geological Survey
Over the past week, more than 3 dozen earthquakes have been observed near the town of Guy in northern Faulkner county. The most powerful one occurred Monday morning and was a 3.8 in magnitude felt by Arkansans from Fayetteville to Jonesboro to Mayflower.
I had the opportunity to speak with Scott Ausbrooks at the Arkansas Geologic Survey. We discuss the possible connection with the Enola swarm of quakes years ago. He also says there is the potential for a larger quake as well. Here's the video.
CLICK HERE FOR THE USGS "EARTHQUAKE LIST"