January 13, 2009
Earthquake felt in Yellowstone

A magnitude 2.5, intensity II earthquake occurred 26 miles East/South/East of West Yellowstone, Montana at 20:11 MST on January 13, 2009. The U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado reported this earthquake to the Wyoming State Geological Survey. The quake was felt as intensity II in Yellowstone National Park.

There has been no reported damage associated with this event.
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