MCSO SWAT team shoots suspect near Tepee and Plaza in Apache Junction

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team shot a suspect while serving a high-risk search warrant in Apache Junction Tuesday morning. MCSO SWAT was assisting the Department of Public Safety with the service of the warrant around 9 a.m. in the area of Tepee Street and Plaza Drive. No deputies were injured. The roads will […]

Earthquakes reported in Phoenix metro area Sunday night

Three earthquakes were reported near the Phoenix area on Sunday night.

The first occurred at approximately 9 p.m. and registered as a 3.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey at around 11:30 p.m., followed by a 4.0 earthquake about 20 minutes later.

All three earthquakes were centered about 7 miles north of Black Canyon City.

There are no reports of any damage or injuries.

The earthquakes were felt by people in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, San Tan Valley and other Valley cities. They were also felt by people in cities and towns north of the Valley, as well as New Mexico and Nevada.

Many people are wondering if there will be any aftershocks on Monday, but Zachary Reeves with the U.S. Geological Survey said if there are, they may be too small to be felt.

“Typically, aftershocks can occur for weeks or even months for very big earthquakes, but usually the biggest aftershock is about a magnitude smaller so even if there are aftershocks that we detect, they might not be felt in this area,” Reeves said.

Our TV assignment desk was flooded with emails from viewers who felt the quake and aftershocks.

“My dog was hysterical,” Maureen Spencer said. “My friend at the ranch, north of Carefree Highway, said her entire house was shaking.”