May 27, 2002



A magnitude 2.9 earthquake struck 5 miles northeast of Winslow, AZ beneath Ives Mesa on May 27, 2002 at about 1:11am local time. No reports that the earthquake was felt have been received at the center. The previous tremor of note in the Winslow area was a magnitude 3.9 that occurred about 30 miles south of Winslow on January 8, 1998. The 1998 event was felt in Winslow and Holbrook and caused minor damage in Holbrook. The May 27, 2002 tremor cannot be located on any known fault.

The strongest earthquake in northern Arizona in 43 years was a magnitude 5.3 trembler that occurred on April 29, 1993 and was centered at Cataract Creek, just south of the junction of AZ Hwy 64 and U.S. Hwy 180 and was felt in Grand Canyon Village and also in Flagstaff.

The earthquake data are as follows: