Arizonans don’t have to prepare for almost any natural disasters in the desert, but one that has been impactful in the past? Earthquakes.
The largest earthquake in recorded history in now-Arizona happened in 1887, when a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck on the Pitaycachi fault, near the Arizona-Mexico border. More recently, there have been earthquakes with a magnitude of at least 5.0 in 1976 in Prescott, 1993 near the Grand Canyon, 2005 near Holbrook and 2014 near Duncan.
While these quakes aren’t as big as our neighbors in California can get, it’s still important to be prepared for them, just in case.
– Alex Simon, The 100 Companies