Did You Feel The Earth Shake Last Night, Arizona? You Weren’t Imagining Things.

By Jessica Swarner

April 22, 2020

There have not been any reports of damage caused by the quake. 

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Arizona on Tuesday night. 

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake hit an area about 30 miles northeast of Douglas, right near the Arizona-New Mexico border, around 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

Two people in Douglas reported on the USGS website that they felt the quake, while one person in Tucson and another in Hereford also reported feeling it.

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According to ABC 15, there have been no reports of any damages. 

Earthquakes with magnitudes of 3 to 3.9 are classified as minor. They are often felt, but typically only cause minor damage — if any damage at all. 

Hundreds of earthquakes are detected in Arizona each year, but most are too small to be felt.

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  • Jessica Swarner

    Jessica Swarner is the community editor for The Copper Courier. She is an ASU alumna and previously worked at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix.

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