Thursday, July 10, 2014

Arizona Earthquake and Aftershocks

(New York Post)
SAFFORD, Ariz. — A moderate earthquake struck in Arizona near the New Mexico line that was widely felt across the region, but no injuries or damages were immediately reported.
County sheriffs’ offices on both sides of the state line reported receiving numerous phone calls after Saturday’s magnitude 5.2 quake shook the largely rural region.
It was felt as far away as Phoenix and El Paso, Texas, both about 175 miles from the epicenter, as well in parts of Mexico, which begins some 80 miles to the south.
The U.S. Geological Survey said that the temblor struck at 9:59 p.m. PDT Saturday and was centered in southeastern Arizona, about 35 miles east of Safford.
USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley says it touched off several aftershocks. The agency reported one at magnitude 3.5.

Aftershocks continue to follow Duncan Quake 
TUCSON - The Arizona Geological Survey is casting a ‘seismic net' to further understand the Duncan earthquake.
Nearly two weeks, and up to hundreds of aftershocks later, Michael Conway, Chief of the Geological Extension Service, said the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) is still working hard to figure out what is going on under the Earth's surface near Duncan, AZ.
The magnitude 5.2 earthquake that shook the region from El Paso, TX to Phoenix, AZ may not have caused a lot of damage but it did shake up a lot of people.