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Sep 5, 2012 10:24 PM by MTN News

Earthquakes detected near Dillon and West Yellowstone

Scientists report earthquakes in the southwest Montana/northwest Wyoming region.

A computer detected a 2.5 magnitude earthquake Wednesday around 2:40 p.m. The earthquake was about 14 miles north from Dillon and 20 miles west of Sheridan, according to the Earthquake Studies Office at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Around 4 p.m., a 3.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded 12 miles northeast of West Yellowstone, just over the Wyoming border.

Earthquakes between 2.5 and 5.4 can often be felt, but usually only cause minor damage.

Learn more at the USGS website

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