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.
This newest earthquake, measuring 3.9 magnitude, can be looked up using the epicenter coordinates listed by the USGS.
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.
- 2014-07-03 22:56:31 UTC
- 2014-07-03 15:56:31 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
- 2014-07-03 17:56:31 UTC-05:00 system time
32.579°N 109.075°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)
- 42km (26mi) NW of Lordsburg, New Mexico
- 77km (48mi) WSW of Silver City, New Mexico
- 128km (80mi) WNW of Deming, New Mexico
- 143km (89mi) NNE of Douglas, Arizona
- 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: