Sunday, June 29, 2014
Strong earthquake - magnitude 5.2 - hits eastern Arizona
Two aftershocks of magnitude 3.5 and 3.4 occurred within a couple of hours of the big shock and a 3.6 event occurred while I was writing this post Sunday morning. More aftershocks can be expected.
The epicenter is about 31 miles northwest of Lordsburg, 52 miles west-southwest of Silver City, and 89 miles northeast of Douglas.
AZGS geologists are examining our records for historical earthquakes in the region and any known active faults. We'll share that information as it becomes available.
at 8:12 AM