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USGS: Largest earthquake in swarm shakes Arizona

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Posted at 7:48 AM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 15:25:37-04

Another earthquake -- the largest one recently recorded -- shook northwestern Arizona early Friday morning.

According to the Arizona Geological Survey, a magnitude-3.4 quake took place near Littlefield, Ariz. around 2:20 a.m.

There has been a recent swarm of earthquakes in the area since late March. More than 20 have been recorded since March 29.

Previously, the largest quake in the swarm was a magnitude-2.7 on Thursday, April 7.

MAP: Every earthquake in the state since 1970

According to AZGS, the swarm is similar to other events that happened in central and northern Arizona.

AZGS says strong lineaments in the landscape suggest possible active faults in the area.

Watch the map below to see the progression of earthquakes in the state since 1970. Take note, the lines in red are fault lines.

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