February 26, 2007
Earthquake Reported Near Smoot, Wyoming

An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 and intensity III occurred approximately 26 kilometers (16 miles) southeast of Smoot, Wyoming at 8:52 p.m. MST on February 24, 2007. The minimal-intensity earthquake was felt as intensity III in Big Piney and Green River, Wyoming. No damage has been reported to date.

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) received data on the earthquake from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado. The USGS estimated the depth of the earthquake at approximately 0.7 kilometers (0.4 miles), and located the epicenter 26 kilometers (16 miles) southeast of Smoot and 36 kilometers (22 miles) southeast of Afton, Wyoming. The USGS classified the earthquake as minor.

The WSGS has generated seismological characterizations of all Wyoming counties (see Earthquake Database), which include analyses of historic seismicity as well as projections of possible future earthquakes. For more information, please contact Seth Wittke by phone at (307) 766-2286, ext. 244, or by email at seth.wittke@wyo.gov.

Press Release
from the Office of the Wyoming State Geologist
Ron Surdam, State Geologist