Small Earthquake Shakes Area Near Wright

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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 ( 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.

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