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Two earthquakes detected near Old Faithful Geyser Saturday night, early Sunday morning

3.2, 3.5 magnitude earthquakes detected
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Posted at 10:30 AM, Dec 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-15 12:30:43-05

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Two small earthquakes were detected near Old Faithful Geyser, the first occurring Saturday night followed by another early Sunday morning.

A magnitude 3.2 quake hit at 7:29 p.m. Saturday approximately 14 miles northeast of Old Faithful, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The depth of the quake was about 2.1 miles.

At 5:32 a.m. Sunday, USGS detected a 3.5 magnitude quake approximately 15.5 miles west, southwest of Old Faithful.

The second quake occurred at a depth of 9.9 miles.

MTN News has not received any reports of injuries or extent of damage at this time. We will update this story with any new information as we get it.