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Earthquake felt in southern Arizona - ExBulletin

4.6 magnitude earthquake felt in southern Arizona, reaching as far north as Quartzsite. USGS encourages reporting to track effects.

If you were in southern Arizona early Wednesday morning, chances are you felt a small tremor in the ground. A 4.6-magnitude earthquake southeast of Mexicali in northern Mexico shook parts of Arizona, mainly felt by Yuma residents but with some tremors reaching as far north as Quartzsite.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake started just before 5 a.m. A 4.6 magnitude earthquake, like the one felt Wednesday, is often felt but usually causes only minor damage. The USGS considers a magnitude 5.3 earthquake moderate, while a magnitude 6.3 is strong. Each whole number increase on the scale represents a tenfold increase in the earthquake's measured magnitude.

If you feel an earthquake, you can report it to the USGS to help researchers get a clearer picture of the earthquake's effects. It's important to stay informed and aware of earthquake activity in your area. The 12News app provides the latest local breaking news straight to your phone, keeping you up to speed with the most recent developments.

For even more convenience, the 12News+ app allows users to stream live events, daily newscasts like "Today in AZ" and "12 News," and the lifestyle program "Arizona Midday" on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. Stay connected and informed with on-demand video clips of top news, local politics, I-Team investigations, Arizona special features, and older videos from the 12News archives. Don't miss out on the opportunity to access live video throughout the day for breaking news, local news, weather updates, and moments of Zen featuring stunning scenes from all over Arizona.

By staying informed and utilizing resources like the 12News and 12News+ apps, you can ensure you are prepared and aware of any seismic activity in your area. Stay connected, stay informed, and stay safe.

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