Magnitude-5.2 Earthquake Shakes Southwest US

By Mark Leberfinger, Staff Writer
June 30, 2014; 1:01 AM ET
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The earthquake's epicenter was along the Arizona-New Mexico border about 31 miles northwest of Lordsburg, New Mexico. (Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude-5.2 earthquake occurred late Saturday night in the Southwest United States.

The temblor's epicenter was reported in Arizona at 9:59 p.m. PDT Saturday, about 31 miles northwest of Lordsburg, New Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It had a depth of 3.1 miles.

A 3.5-magnitude aftershock occurred nine minutes later, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

A University of Arizona seismograph records the magnitude-5.2 earthquake that struck Saturday night near the Arizona-New Mexico border. A magnitude-3.5 temblor also registered on the seismograph nine minutes later. (Photo/University of Arizona)

The quake could be felt in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona and El Paso, Texas, the USGS reported on its website.

The quake was felt moderately in the Silver City area of southwestern New Mexico, the National Weather Service at El Paso said. None of the reports indicated any damage. The USGS website also reported that it was felt in Las Cruces, Deming, Lordsburg, Truth or Consequences and Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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