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— A 2.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Centerton area about 7 p.m. Thursday night.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake occurred 3.1 miles below the earth’s surface.

Dispatch operators at Benton County Central Communications said they had received calls from residents in the Centerton, Rogers and Bella Vista areas. Dispatchers said they had received no reports of injuries, and only minor property damage as of 8 p.m.

Brad Wyeth, an employee of Rove Pest Control in Rogers, said he was walking door-to-door in an effort to gain customers when he felt and heard the earthquake.

“It kind of makes you nervous, doesn’t it?” Wyeth said. “I felt something and was like, ‘Wow, was that just thunder?’”

A loud “boom” could be heard in downtown Bentonville at the time of the quake, and Centerton police could be heard over a police scanner discussing several residents’ reports doors in their homes were no longer plumb or level in the door frames.

A 2.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Centerton area April 30, one of about 40 earthquakes reported worldwide that day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. About 35 earthquakes occurred worldwide before Thursday night’s earthquake in Centerton.

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