U.S. Geological Survey: Magnitude 2.8 earthquake recorded near Rio Verde, NE of the Valley

Posted at 8:48 PM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-10 00:17:27-05

A small earthquake was recorded Friday night in Maricopa County.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude 2.8 earthquake struck just after 7:50 p.m. in an area northeast of Rio Verde, on the east side of the McDowell Mountains.

The specific coordinates for the epicenter are 33.778°N and 111.563°W, placing it between Lake Bartlett and SR 87, and 5 kilometers beneath the earth's surface.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage as a result of the earthquake.