7/03/2014 — Arizona Volcano coming to life? Earthquakes near unnamed cone – Monitoring station at top

July 3, 2014

Another moderate earthquake has struck the (normally) non-earthquake prone area at the Arizona / New Mexico border.

This is on top of the swarm which occurred following the 5.2M earthquake at the end of June 2014.


3.4m earthquake arizona  29 2014

Above: June 29, 2014 — 5.2M earthquake followed by multiple 3.0M+ and 4.0M+ events.


This newest earthquake, measuring 3.9 magnitude, can be looked up using the epicenter coordinates listed by the USGS.

arizona new mexic dormant volcano earthquakes july 3 2014a

Above: July 3, 2014 – The earthquake swarm at the New Mexico / Arizona border continues on with a 3.9M event. Upon looking up the coordinates, the swarm is clearly happening around an extinct (dormant) volcanic cone. Also, upon close inspection, there is apparently some form of monitoring station atop this old volcano.


The epicenter is East of Safford, AZ — West of Lordsburg, NM.  exactly 3.1 miles away from what is clearly an extinct (possibly dormant) volcanic cone.

The earthquake also occurred at 3.1 miles deep.


Event Time

  1. 2014-07-03 22:56:31 UTC
  2. 2014-07-03 15:56:31 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-07-03 17:56:31 UTC-05:00 system time


32.579°N 109.075°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 42km (26mi) NW of Lordsburg, New Mexico
  2. 77km (48mi) WSW of Silver City, New Mexico
  3. 128km (80mi) WNW of Deming, New Mexico
  4. 143km (89mi) NNE of Douglas, Arizona
  5. 296km (184mi) ESE of Phoenix, Arizona

See my past posts on the West coast earthquakes occurring at dormant / extinct volcanoes over the past several months:



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