We had a magnitude 2.4 earthquake this morning at 10:12 a.m. local time in area between the Mesquite and Grand Wash faults in northwest Arizona along the Nevada border. This brings the total to 19 events since March 28. This is the second largest quake in the series, with the biggest one at M=2.6. However, given the remote location, these magnitudes will have some margin of error in location and size. [Right, orange star marks the epicenter of this latest quake. Credit, USGS]
Meanwhile, our news release on the weekly swarm of earthquakes in the area has been picked up by news media nationwide. Alexa Liacko, reporter for Tucson's KGUN channel 9 news, interviewed me this afternoon about the quakes and what it means for Arizonans [below].
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