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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Black Canyon City in Arizona

Earthquake location 34.1669S, -112.1024WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Black Canyon City in Arizona. Exact location of event, depth 6.5 km, -112.1024° West, 34.1669° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.5 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000419p. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000419p. The temblor was picked up at 23:29:06 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/11/15 / 2015-11-02 06:29:06 / November 2, 2015 @ 6:29 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Phoenix (c. 1 445 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mesa (c. 439 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Glendale (c. 226 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Scottsdale (c. 217 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tempe (c. 161 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tempe Junction (c. 158 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Laveen, Guadalupe, Mesa. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

Did you feel anything?

Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km NNE of Black Canyon City, Arizona.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.1024° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.1669° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NNE of Black Canyon City, Arizona Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-02 06:29:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-02 06:50:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 493 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.11 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 436 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.602 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000419p Id of event.
Event Code 2000419p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000419p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Toby

    Yes, I felt it! My whole house shook long enough for me to get up and look outside to see what was going on. It gave me a start, to say the least!

  2. Tammi

    I live in N. Scottsdale, AZ and my bed shook VERY violently at 11:30pm.My bed is on wheels on a tile floor. My 2 macaws flew off of their cages and one, Bebe, went into my mom’s bedroom and got onto her walker. My other parrot, Zeke, was found roaming in the hallway, walking towards my mom’s bedroom. It was terrifying, as I thought it was another haunting . My house is haunted by two family members who died tragically. I’m so glad it was an earthquake! Thus far, I have not found any damage to my home.

  3. Joel Barron

    I’m in north Scottsdale near the 101 and Raintree, I felt this earthquake, I was laying in bed and felt a sudden jolt that shook the bed and rattled and shook two glass cases in the room.

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