YELLVILLE, Ark. -

Northern Arkansas experienced a small earthquake late Wednesday night. The U.S. Geological survey says a 2.7 magnitude earthquake was centered near Yellville in Marion County, Ark.

Geophysicist Julie Dutton with the USGS in Denver, Colo. says earthquakes in that area are “infrequent but not unheard of” since it falls within the New Madrid fault zone. She describes a 2.7 magnitude quake as a “micro earthquake.” Dutton says people can feel earthquakes of this magnitude, but they are not strong enough to cause any noticeable damage.