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    Pima Animal Care Center is offering free microchips for pets through Tuesday, July 3.

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    Pima Animal Care Center is offering free microchips for pets through Tuesday, July 3.

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  • AZGFD and U.S. Forest Service advise on the dangers of mountain lions

    AZGFD and U.S. Forest Service advise on the dangers of mountain lions

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:37:12 GMT

    The more times you take to the trails at Sabino Canyon, the more likely you are to come across wildlife. "I'm out here every day," said Ben Markwart, who was running through the area on Wednesday. Markwart isn't a stranger to Sabino Canyon.  His friend Kevin Cross joined him on Wednesday. Cross frequents the area a few times a week. 

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    The more times you take to the trails at Sabino Canyon, the more likely you are to come across wildlife. "I'm out here every day," said Ben Markwart, who was running through the area on Wednesday. Markwart isn't a stranger to Sabino Canyon. 

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Another aftershock was felt near Duncan, AZ at 10:33am Friday morning.  This is the 14th aftershock above a 2.8 since the initial June 28th 5.2 magnitude earthquake. There have been hundreds of smaller aftershocks recorded.

Jeri Young, an AZGS geophysicist, said "The Arizona Geological Survey deployed a temporary array of five portable seismometers around the location of the 5.2 main shock in hopes of learning more about the behavior of the earthquakes and faulting in the region."

Senior Geologist, Jon Spencer, explains that our Arizona earthquakes are caused by the Earth's crust in southern Arizona and northern Sonora gradually extending in an east-west direction.

Most of these shocks have been fairly shallow, about 3 miles deep.  However, it's possible these tremors continue for several more months. If you live near the area, be prepared for potential 3.0 to 4.0 magnitude aftershocks in the future.

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