May 22, 2002



A Magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck 14 miles southwest of Grand Canyon Village on May 22, 2002 at 11:29am local time. No reports that the earthquake was felt have been received at the center. The area near Grand Canyon Village is one of the most seismically active areas in Arizona. As recently as March 5, 1989 two magnitude 4.0 tremors occurred 5 miles southwest of the village within nine hours of one another.  The May 22 event cannot be located on any known fault.

The strongest earthquake in northern Arizona in 43 years was a magnitude 5.3 trembler that was centered at Cataract Creek, just south of the junction of AZ Hwy 64 and U.S. Hwy 180 was felt in Grand Canyon Village and also in Flagstaff.

The earthquake data is as follows: