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Moderate earthquake rattles parts of northern Arizona

SEDONA, Ariz. — A moderate earthquake shook homes in northern Arizona late Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The USGS said the magnitude-4.7 temblor struck shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday and was centered seven miles north of Sedona and six miles underground.

“We think this fault has been active in the past two million years, but don’t know how recently it has ruptured in a large earthquake,” Phil Pearthree with the Arizona Geological Survey said.

No damage was reported shortly after the quake.

A small amount of debris fell in Oak Creek Canyon but was cleared shortly after.

Shortly after the shaking, residents took to Twitter to share their thoughts and experiences.

The USGS website recorded nearly 400 “hits” within a half-hour of the quake from respondents — mainly in Flagstaff and Sedona — saying they felt the quake.

The largest earthquakes recorded in Arizona history were three at a magnitude 6.0 and took place between 1906-12.