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Multiple earthquakes in Yellowstone National Park


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Multiple earthquakes with minor magnitude recorded in Yellowstone National Park today. USGS mentions magnitude 3.0 as the highest one (magnitude) with epicenter located 26 km ESE from Island Park.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, most of the earthquakes are around Island Park at a shallow depth of 1-8 km.

The park is 96 percent in Wyoming, 3 percent in Montana and 1 percent in IdahYellowstone experiences about 3,000 earthquakes a year.

The 1959 Yellowstone earthquake also known as the Hebgen Lake earthquake killed 28 people and left $11 million in damage. Effects of the earthquake were also felt in Idaho and Wyoming.

Here are the earthquakes (Source seis.utah.edu)
 3.0  2012/10/14 22:02:15 44.389N 111.053W  6.2   26 km (16 mi) ESE of  Island Park, ID
 2.7  2012/10/14 21:45:20 44.395N 111.049W  8.0   26 km (16 mi) ESE of  Island Park, ID
 2.8  2012/10/14 21:20:44 44.386N 111.050W  7.1   26 km (16 mi) ESE of  Island Park, ID
 2.6  2012/10/14 21:06:13 44.376N 111.087W  1.1   24 km (15 mi) SE  of  Island Park, ID
 2.9  2012/10/14 20:54:51 44.379N 111.095W  0.9   24 km (15 mi) SE  of  Island Park, ID
 2.5  2012/10/14 20:52:58 44.384N 111.007W 10.7   29 km (18 mi) ESE of  Island Park, ID
 1.9  2012/10/14 20:47:20 44.392N 111.037W 13.2   27 km (17 mi) ESE of  Island Park, ID
 0.7  2012/10/11 17:56:18 44.321N 110.554W 12.0   58 km (36 mi) SE  of  West Yellowstone, MT
 0.8  2012/10/11 13:32:38 44.296N 110.660W 14.2   54 km (34 mi) SE  of  West Yellowstone, MT
 -0.3  2012/10/11 03:37:14 44.606N 110.451W  4.1   52 km (32 mi) SSE of  Gardiner, MT

Epicenter location

26 km ESE from Island Park, ID
31 km S from West Yellowstone, MT
37 km NE from Warm River, ID
410 km N from Salt Lake City, UT

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