July 3, 2009
Earthquake felt Near Rawlins, Wyoming 

A magnitude 3.7, intensity II earthquake occurred 14 miles southwest of Rawlins, Wyoming and 30 miles east of Wamsutter, Wyoming at 01:24 MST on July 3rd, 2009. The event occurred at a depth of approximately 3.1 miles below the surface. The U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado reported the event to the Wyoming State Geological Survey. The quake was felt as intensity II in Rawlins, Wyoming 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