By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
A small earthquake shook parts of northeastern Wyoming earlier this week, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The USGS, on its earthquake reporting website (earthquake.usgs.gov) reported a magnitude 3.6 earthquake occurred about nine miles east of Wright shortly after midnight Tuesday. The epicenter was about 9 miles beneath the surface of the earth.
There were no reports of damage from the earthquake.The earthquake marks Wyoming’s fourth in the last month with a magnitude above 2.5.
In August, one with a magnitude of 3.3 was reported near Granger in southwest Wyoming.
Another with a magnitude of 2.8 was recorded near Ten Sleep on Sept. 1 and a third with a magnitude of 2.5 was recorded in Yellowstone National Park on Sept. 11.
Swarms of earthquakes with a magnitude of less than 2.5 are frequent in the Yellowstone area.