Alert area: 9 miles (14 km) SSW of Duncan, AZ; 10 miles (17 km) WSW of Virden, NM; 31 miles (50 km) SSE of Clifton, AZ; 107 miles (172 km) ENE of Tucson, AZ; 426 miles (685 km) SE of Las Vegas, NV Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Posted Jun 29, 2014 5:11 AM UTC
An earthquake with magnitude 5.2 occurred near Duncan, AZ at 04:59:33.60 UTC on Jun 29, 2014. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
Expect aftershocks. These secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than the main quake but can be strong enough to do additional damage to weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks, or even months after the quake.
Look for and extinguish small fires. Fire is the most common hazard after an earthquake.
Be aware of possible tsunamis if you live in coastal areas. These are also known as seismic sea waves (mistakenly called "tidal waves"). When local authorities issue a tsunami warning, assume that a series of dangerous waves is on the way. Stay away from the beach.
Be careful when driving after an earthquake and anticipate traffic light outages.