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Several earthquakes near West Yellowstone Friday morning

Several earthquakes near West Yellowstone Friday morning
Posted at 10:39 AM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 12:48:57-04

Two earthquakes rumbled areas near West Yellowstone on Friday morning, according to the US Geological Survey.

The first was a 3.1 magnitude earthquake at 4:39 a.m. followed by a 2.5 magnitude quake at 4:40 a.m. Both earthquakes were located 15 miles east northeast of West Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park. The USGS website shows that the earthquakes were about 2 miles deep.

Small earthquakes are not uncommon in the area. Another swarm of earthquakes was reported about the same time as the Yellowstone area earthquakes near Cascade, Idaho ranging from 2.5 to 3.1 magnitude.