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(Wyo)-More Than 2,500 Earthquakes In Wyo In 2018

By: John Axtell Posted at: 01/07/2019 11:59 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming State Geological Survey says more than 2,500 earthquakes were recorded in the state over the last year, but most were never noticed by residents.
 
     The survey's geological hazards report released Thursday shows 9 earthquakes reached a magnitude of 5 or greater and dozens exceeded magnitude 2.5.
 
     Seth Wittke, a manager in the survey's geological hazards division, says people do not usually feel earthquakes under magnitude 2.5.
 
     Yellowstone National Park was the epicenter of much of state's earthquake activity. The Yellowstone Caldera and the movement of fluids underground and on the surface account for part of the activity. The Wyoming State Geological Survey says more than 2,500 earthquakes were recorded in the state over the last year, but most were never noticed by residents.
 
     The survey's geological hazards report released Thursday shows 9 earthquakes reached a magnitude of 5 or greater and dozens exceeded magnitude 2.5.
 
     Seth Wittke, a manager in the survey's geological hazards division, says people do not usually feel earthquakes under magnitude 2.5.
 
     Yellowstone National Park was the epicenter of much of state's earthquake activity. The Yellowstone Caldera and the movement of fluids underground and on the surface account for part of the activity.


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