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Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake has struck near Black Canyon City in Arizona

Earthquake location 34.1513S, -112.0983WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Black Canyon City in Arizona. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -112.0983 West, latitude 34.1513 North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:59:34 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/11/15 / 2015-11-02 03:59:34 / November 2, 2015 @ 3:59 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000419b. Event ids that are associated: us2000419b.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tolleson, Phoenix, Litchfield Park (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Phoenix (c. 1 445 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Glendale (c. 226 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Scottsdale (c. 217 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Peoria (c. 154 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Surprise (c. 117 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km NNE of Black Canyon City, Arizona. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.0983° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.1513° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km 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 03:59:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-02 04:48:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 32 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 168 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 0.605 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000419b Id of event.
Event Code 2000419b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000419b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Gabriela

    I just felt it about 5 min ago in Phoenix. My whole apartment building was shaking.

  2. Linda

    We just had an aftershock here in Cave Creek about 10 mins. ago.

  3. Randy Wietrick

    Sitting on couch watching tv I Felt shaking at 11:30 pm Arizona time in city of Gilbert south of Phoenix which lasted about 12 seconds.

  4. Dave

    I don’t know how long it takes waves to travel. But there was a slight shake in Avondale AZ at about 2332 local.

  5. Dave

    it literally just happened again about 30 secs ago

  6. Karima

    Felt it twice in Chandler few minutes ago. Scary…

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