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(PHOENIX) — A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Arizona near the New Mexico border Saturday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was about 30 miles northwest of Lordsburg, N.M. and rattled windows as far away as Tucson, Ariz.– about 100 miles away.

No injuries were reported, but Graham County Sheriff’s dispatcher Jennifer Taylor says she received calls from startled residents.

“We did get some reports of some people’s like gas meters and stuff that were going crazy, but not serious damage or anything like that and so we had some of our officers just check in different parts of the county and making sure that everything was safe,” Taylor said.

According to Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist at the USGS Earthquake Information Center in Colorado, the quake almost reached a state record– Arizona’s biggest earthquake was a 5.6 magnitude in 1959.

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