January 15, 2009
Earthquake felt in Lincoln and Teton counties

A magnitude 3.7, intensity III earthquake occurred eight miles Southwest of Hoback, Wyoming and 9 miles East-North-East of Alpine, Wyoming at 21:15 MST on January 15, 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 III in Thayne and Alpine, Wyoming as well as an intensity II in Jackson, Wilson, and Etna, Wyoming. There has been no reported damage associated with this event.

The WSGS has generated seismological characterizations of all Wyoming counties (see rds/wsgs/hazards/quakes/seischar/seischar.html" class="ContentLinks">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