5/03/2015 — Arizona earthquake at DORMANT VOLCANIC BUTTE — Kachina Village, AZ

Another location which does not normally see much movement just experienced an earthquake.

A dormant volcanic butte near Kachina Village in Central Arizona just popped on the map with a magnitude 2.6 earthquake.

arizona dormant butte volcano earthquake may 3 2015

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This event comes after a flurry of odd earthquakes in Michigan, Mississippi, and after movement at dormant volcanoes along the West coast.

All this movement in the United States comes on the heels of the announcement of a new volcanic eruption taking place off the West coast of the United States near Oregon.


M2.6 – 5km S of Kachina Village, Arizona


Magnitude / uncertainty 2.6 ml± 0.1
Location / uncertainty 35.044°N 111.702°W± 3.0 km
Depth / uncertainty 3.9 km± 7.8
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 16
Minimum Distance 60.33 km (0.54°)
Travel Time Residual 0.76 sec
Azimuthal Gap 61°
FE Region Arizona (495)