Magnitude-5.2 Earthquake Strikes Near Arizona-New Mexico Border

A map shows the epicenter of an earthquake that struck near the Arizona-New Mexico border on Saturday, June 28, 2014, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (Credit: USGS)

A map shows the epicenter of an earthquake that struck near the Arizona-New Mexico border on Saturday, June 28, 2014, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (Credit: USGS)

A magnitude-5.2 earthquake struck Saturday night near the Arizona-New Mexico border, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, which occurred at 9:59 p.m. Pacific Time, hit at a depth of 3.1 miles, according to the USGS. Its epicenter was located 31 miles northwest of Lordsburg, New Mexico, and 89 miles north-northeast of Douglas, Arizona.

The temblor was felt as far west as Tucson and Phoenix, the Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.

Historical data kept by the USGS indicated that the earthquake was among the strongest in Arizona history, KPHO reported.

 

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