3 rare earthquakes rattle Phoenix, Arizona – Rumbling noise reported

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Shakings and rumblings of at least 3 quakes have been reported across metro Phoenix on Sunday night.

The largest quake, a magnitude 4.1 just before 11:30 p.m., rattled homes across the region. People report loud noise accompanying the seismic event.

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3 rare earthquakes rattled metro Phoenix on November 1, 2015.

The first earthquake happened at around 8:59 p.m. and was a M3.2 earthquake.

The second earthquake happened at around 11:29 p.m. and was a M4.1 earthquake.

The third earthquake happened at around 11:49 p.m. and was a M4.0 earthquake.

The quakes were centered along the Agua Fria River a few miles north of Black Canyon City, about 20 miles north of Phoenix.

Earthquakes are very scarce in Arizona and rarely over M4.0. A 4.7-magnitude quake shook the Oak Creek Canyon fault near Sedona in December 2014. A series of powerful quakes in Baja California, ranging from magnitude 5.0 to 6.9, sent their tremors as far north as Phoenix in 2009.

Maybe some giant cracks will suddenly widen in the near future.

No notable damages have been reported, but the tremblors were heard and felt from Black Canyon City to Camp Verde and across metro Phoenix as far as Queen Creek. Here some reports:

I just heard this rumble and this movement and I thought it was my dog falling off the bed. It felt like a rumble and a slight movement and then like a thud.

I felt it too! Scared the shit outta me. The whole apartment building shook pretty good. My entire back wall sounded like it was going to come down!

I can imagine it would be worse if you are not on the ground floor, I heard that rumbling noise though for sure.

Scottsdale here, ground shook, Windows rattled, neighbors woke…

Wow! I heard something pop outside and the couch shook a bit but that was it for me.

Another boom just hit.

Damn things sure make a lot of noise….been in AZ for 25 years….nothing like that before. Almost like a sonic boom going off.

More reports and a funny thread on GodlikeProductions Forum.

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  1. I was at 52nd n vanburen the whole building shook and swayed and the booms I thought a plane nights crashed or something crazy but realized that it was a quake then the others. I thought the building might come down on the second quake got tossed on the bed n the windows really rattled.

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