Magnitude-4.7 earthquake rattles Arizona residents

A moderate earthquake that struck northern Arizona was widely felt around the tourist town of Sedona, but there were no reports of injury or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.7 temblor that hit Sunday night was centered 7 miles north of Sedona and 6 miles underground.

Area residents reported feeling shaking and swaying. The USGS website recorded 1,000 responses within an hour of the quake from people—mainly in Flagstaff and Sedona—saying they felt the quake.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says crews removed some rocks and debris from a highway connecting Sedona, famous for its red rock formations, and the northern Arizona city of Flagstaff.

ADOT says State Route 89A has been checked and declared safe.


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