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Earthquakes Hit Yellowstone; Felt in Gateway Communities

A series of earthquakes hit Yellowstone National Park early this morning, including several 3+ quakes and a 4.8-intensity earthquake felt in West Yellowstone and Gardiner.

The more severe earthquakes were centered about four miles north-northeast of the Norris Geyser Basin and happened around 4:30 a.m., with smaller earthquakes recorded later in the morning. The earthquakes were recorded by the University of Utah Seismograph Stations and reported by locals in West Yellowstone and Gardiner, both located about 20 miles from the earthquake epicenter.

No reports of damage, though you wouldn’t expect any so early: Yellowstone is between seasons and there are few people in the Park at 4:30 a.m.

You can view a graphic of the seismic activity here.

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