FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday in northern Arizona. US Geological Survey.
The USGS reported that the quake struck near the community of Cameron, Coconino County around 11:30 am.
Around 3pm, another 3.1 magnitude earthquake was reported nearby.
According to the USGS, earthquake damage usually doesn’t occur until it reaches a magnitude of 4 to 5. However, depending on where you are, you might even feel an earthquake in the magnitude 3 range.
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