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Quake rattles Tucson area

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Many northwest residents may have noticed what felt like an earthquake on Saturday night. That is exactly what the rumbling around 10 p.m. was. A 5.2 earthquake on the Arizona/New Mexico border had many wondering what was going on.

The temblor's epicenter was reported in Arizona at 9:59 p.m. PDT Saturday, about 31 miles northwest of Lordsburg, New Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It had a depth of 3.1 miles.

A 3.5-magnitude aftershock occurred nine minutes later, the USGS said.

Residents all over southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico felt the quake, though many in the same neighborhoods did not feel anything.

“We didn't feel anything at Oracle and Orange Grove,” said Mike Feder via Facebook.

The quake could be felt all over. Reports of the quake came from all over the Tucson area, including many in Marana and other northwest neighborhoods. . Early reports from Benson and Douglas were made via social media.

“Sitting on my couch and totally started shaking,” said Sarah Whaley. “Lamp rattled, tv shook, etc.”

There have been no early reports of injuries or any significant property damage.

Information from AccuWeather.com was used in this story.

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