A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit 30 miles east-southeast of Littlefield, Arizona at approximately 3:18pm on Monday (September 19, 2022). Folks in St. George, Utah, which is 31 miles north of the epicenter, reported feeling the disturbance. There were even reports of people feeling the quake as far away as Mesquite, Nevada.
According to StGeorgeUtah.com, some people reported that they felt it for only a few seconds while others said the shaking was so noticeable that is woke up their sleeping cats and dogs. The largest earthquake felt in that area occurred in 1992 when a 5.8 magnitude shaker hit the region.
So far there have been no reports of damage or injuries.
For more detailed information about this earthquake from the United States Geological Survey, click here.
Have you ever experienced an earthquake? I lived and worked in Southern California for over seven years before moving to Las Vegas in 1994. During that time, we experienced quite a few earthquakes and aftershocks. Some minor ones would make you look at the blinds or hanging light fixtures to see if you were experiencing dizziness or an actual trembler. However, a couple of them were quite serious and we were living very close to the epicenter. Those were scary!
The first one occurred in the late 80s and I remember while it was happening I looked out of the window of my office to determine what was going on and I actually saw the asphalt of the parking lot rippled with waves like watching the waves roll in on the ocean’s shore. Yikes!
The second one occurred during the early 90s while we were sleeping in our home and it woke us out of a deep sleep. It was so loud that it sounded like a freight train was rolling through our house. We actually had to shout at each other to be heard as we hit the floor and covered up. Pictures from the walls hit the floor and we lost some glass knick-knacks during that one. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
We moved to Las Vegas shortly thereafter.
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.