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Jun 30, 2014 7:17 PM by Nathan O'Neal

Willcox homes suffer minor damage from 5.2 magnitude earthquake

WILLCOX, Ariz. - Some residents of southeast Arizona have some physical proof of Saturday's 5.2 magnitude earthquake.

Leonard Velasquez wasn't home when the shaking started but the rest of his family was.

"All of a sudden we felt sliding in the house and I look to my grandson and I go ‘did you ever feel that before?' and he goes ‘no, I thought I was freaking out," said Antoinette Zipperer, who is Velasquez's mother-in-law.

Velasquez's home suffered minor damage from the earthquake, he said, including cracked walls and crumbling ceilings. He is now trying to figure out how to pay for repairs.

"They make you get flood insurance but they don't say anything about earthquake insurance. It's Arizona -- what's the worst going to happen?" Velasquez said. "It's pretty bad -- and if something like this happens again, what's going to happen? Is my house going to fall?"

Velasquez said he is just grateful because it could have been much worse.

"I'm just happy everybody is alright. Nobody was really hurt, no bad damage," he said.

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