There was an earthquake in the area of Walnut Canyon National Monument this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.3 earthquake hit about eight miles east of Flagstaff at around 9:16 a.m. and was felt around the Flagstaff area. The quake was about three miles below the earth’s surface. Michael Conway is a senior research scientist with the Arizona Geological Survey at the University of Arizona. He says “it’s not very far from one of the northern branches of the Lake Mary Fault, which runs south of Flagstaff all the way down past Mormon Lake.” Conway says this is likely a stand along quake, but there could be some small aftershocks. There are no reports of damage.
Dave talks to Michael Conway, senior research scientist with the Arizona Geological Survey at the University of Arizona. Click here for the interview: