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These 8 Terrifying Earthquakes Struck Arizona And Nobody Saw Them Coming

News stations and papers lately have been all aflutter with stories about earthquake swarms happening in the northwestern part of the state. To some people, this comes as a surprise because there’s a misconception that Arizona is a disaster-free state but that’s actually not the case. Today, we’re going to take a look at some disastrous—though injury-free—earthquakes that have happened in Arizona’s recorded history.


Did you know about these historical events?

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats. You can reach her at