Light earthquake rattles Sedona area in Arizona

Arizona highway crews worked overnight to clean up rockfalls on a highway near Sedona, Ariz., after a light earthquake hit.
By Frances Burns  |  Dec. 1, 2014 at 10:49 AM
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SEDONA, Ariz., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A light earthquake rattled the Sedona area in Arizona, causing rockfalls on a highway.

The quake measured 4.7 on the Richter scale, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. No injuries or significant damage were reported.

The earthquake struck at about 11 p.m. Sunday local time and was centered 7 miles north of Sedona and 16 miles south-southwest of Flagstaff.

State highway crews worked overnight to remove fallen rock from Route 89A. The road, which runs parallel to I-17, was on the epicenter.

Earthquakes in the 4.0 to 4.9 range are considered light. They are strong enough to be felt by most people in the area and to rattle the dishes but are unlikely to cause injury or damage greater than objects tumbling from shelves.

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