Magnitude 3.0 earthquake hits northern Arizona; no damage reported

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As the snow starts to settle in the Arizona high country, the tectonic plates that over the course of millions of years have created the picturesque valleys and vast canyons that Arizona is known for are shifting.

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake in northern Arizona was the latest tremor recorded in Arizona by the United States Geological Survey.

The quake with a depth of 5 kilometers (roughly 3.1 miles) did not cause any damage. Property damage often begins around magnitude 5.0, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake's epicenter was reported to be between Flagstaff and Winslow, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake's seismic activity was first recorded at 9:24 p.m. on Saturday.

The epicenter of the quake sits closest to the San Francisco Plateau. According to United States Geological Survey historical data, almost all the hills and mountains between Flagstaff, including this area, and the Grand Canyon were once active volcanoes.

According to a self-reporting tool on USGS's website, the quake was reportedly felt by at least three people in Sedona.

Reach breaking news reporter Steven Hernandez at steven.hernandez@arizonarepublic.com or on Twitter @The_HdzCo.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: 3.0 magnitude earthquake felt in northern Arizona; no damage reported

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