May 4, 2000



During the past two days earthquakes have been occurring on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and in the Painted Desert region of northern Arizona.

The largest of these earthquakes was a magnitude 3.2 earthquake in the Painted Desert about 15 miles southwest of Tuba City and 19 miles east of Desert View at a depth of about 12 miles below the surface. The magnitude 3.2 Painted Desert earthquake occurred at 11:48 pm Wednesday night, May 3rd.

The North Rim earthquakes have been centered along Bright Angel Canyon about 9 miles northeast of the Grand Canyon Village. The largest of which is a magnitude 2.5 that occurred at 10:29 pm on Tuesday night May 2nd.

The earthquake swarms have occurred in a sparsely populated areas and no felt or damage reports have been received at the center.

The data for the earthquake are as follows: