Earthquake Shakes up Northern AZ at 4.7

I just experienced my first earthquake in Arizona after living here nearly 14 years. The first thing I want to do is make a map, of course! I put together a quick webmap depicting the epicenter of the relatively mild earthquake using ArcGIS online.

According to the USGS National Earthquake Information Center, this quake had a magnitude of 4.7. The epicenter of this quake was about 12 km north of Sedona in Oak Creek Canyon.  However according to Facebook, the real source of all current news, it was felt throughout Sedona and beyond into the Verde Valley in towns including Cottonwood, Clarkdale,  the Village of Oak Creek and as far north as Flagstaff.

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Although no serious damage was reported, some traffic was affected by the quake. Rocks, trees and other debris fell on 89A in Oak Creek Canyon blocking one lane along the switchbacks, as photo documented and posted by a concerned citizen on the 'Sedona Bulletin Board' Facebook Group Page. 


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