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1887 Sonora Earthquake
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The 1887 Sonora earthquake occurred at 22:13 UCT on 3 May in the Teras mountain range of northwestern Mexico. It was widely felt, with some damage being recorded up to 200 km from the epicenter in both Mexico and the United States. The earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 7.6 and caused 42 casualties in the town of Bavispe and 51 overall.
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On 3 May 1887, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rippled across Sonora, Mexico, and southern Arizona. Phil Pearthree, Chief of the Environmental Geology division of the Arizona Geological Survey, revisits that event here. The earthquake killed dozens of people and damaged or destroyed several hundred structures. A similar event today would disturb and disrupt population centers in northern Sonora and southeastern Arizona and New Mexico.



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