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Seven small earthquakes reported in NW AZ

Posted at 12:42 PM, Apr 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 06:05:51-04

Seven earthquakes in under 24 hours? Yup, and in Arizona. 

According to the United States Geological Survey, seven small earthquakes shook northwestern Arizona on Saturday and Sunday. 

The smallest earthquake registered at M 1.0  while the strongest registered at M 3.7.

There have been several other smaller quakes in April around Arizona. The strongest earthquake we've had this month was a M 3.4 quake near Littlefield, AZ that happened around 2:20 a.m. on April 8. However, Saturday's M 3.7 quake has already beat it as the strongest. 

The Arizona Geological Survey says there has been a swarm of earthquakes in northwestern Arizona since March 29th. 


M 3.7 at 9:06 p.m. on Saturday - 238 miles from Phoenix; 18.6 miles to Bunkerville, NV

M 1.8 at 9:18 p.m. on Saturday - 234.3 miles from Phoenix; 22.4  miles from Bunkerville, NV

M 2.3 at 9:22 p.m. on Saturday - 234.9 miles from Phoenix; 21.1 miles from Bunkerville, NV 

M 1.7 at 4:57 a.m. on Sunday - 235.5 miles from Phoenix; 21.1 miles from Bunkerville, NV

M 1.6 at 1:33 a.m. on Sunday - 236.1 miles from Phoenix; 20.5 miles from Bunkerville, NV 

M 1.0 at 1:59 a.m. on Sunday - 236.7 miles from Phoenix; 19.9 miles from Bunkerville, NV  

M 1.3 at 4:10 a.m. on Sunday - 236.7 miles from Phoenix; 19.9 miles from Bunkerville, NV