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USGS: Magnitude 3.6 earthquake shakes southeastern Arizona

Posted: 8:08 PM, Apr 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-28 17:54:16-04
3.6 Earthquake

CLIFTON, AZ — The United States Geological Survey reports an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 shook southeastern Arizona on Saturday.

According to the Arizona Geological Survey, the Duncan and Safford areas felt a sequence of shallow quakes around 10 a.m.

There are no reports of damage at this time.

According to data from the University of Arizona, hundreds of earthquakes occur each year in the state, but most go unfelt.

Survey officials say the majority of Arizona's earthquake activity occur in the northern part of the state although there are areas such the southeastern (Safford, Duncan, Tucson), southwestern (Yuma) and central mountain region (Prescott, Mayer, Holbrook).

They also say there's about 100 faults known to be active within Arizona's borders.