4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Wyoming, Possible Landslide

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 has struck northwest Wyoming, and officials are investigating reports of a possible landslide as well. The earthquake struck at about 11:45 A.M. on Sunday.

According to FOXNews, the earthquake was felt in the Grand Teton National Park, which is located in northwest Wyoming.

Rangers there said there had been no reports of damage or injuries. Hunters informed Teton Country sheriff’s dispatcher Kristen Clifton of a landslide located in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. It was unclear whether or not these hunters actually saw the landslide taking place, however.

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the time of the earthquake and the registry of it on the richter scale.

The Washington Post reports that that Heather Voster, a dispatcher at the Grand Teton National Park reported “mild shaking” from the earthquake that lasted approximately 10 seconds. She corroborated that no reports had come into the station with regard to damage or injuries.

Earthquakes never used to strike in many of the areas that have seen such activity in recent months. What does all of this mean?

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