March 30, 2014

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Contact:
Chamois Andersen
Communications & Public Outreach
(307) 766-2286 x231
chamois.andersen@wyo.gov


Earthquake Felt in Yellowstone National Park

The University of Utah reported a light earthquake occurred at 6:34 a.m. on Sunday, March 30. The epicenter of the magnitude 4.8 shock was located 4 miles north- northeast of Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. This earthquake is part of a series of earthquakes that began in this area on Thursday. As of 8:15 am today, this series has included at least 25 earthquakes in addition to the main shock, with the largest of magnitude 3.1. The magnitude 4.8 main shock was reported felt in Yellowstone National Park and in the towns of West Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana.

People who felt the earthquake are encouraged to fill out a survey form at either: www.quake.utah.edu or the U.S. Geological Survey website: earthquake.usgs.gov.

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