Earthquake rattles Wyoming Border area in Yellowstone

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the Wyoming Border with Montana some 5.5 miles east of Hebgen Lake Estates, MT., and five miles north of West Yellowstone, MT this morning at 5:58 a.m. The United States Geological Survey reported the epicenter of the quake was 4.6 miles underneath the Wyoming Border with Montana.

No damage was reported.

USGS map of this morning’s quake.

On August 17, 1959 at 11:37 pm a 7.2 magnitude quake struck just 10 miles north of this morning’s shaker. The ’59 quake resulted in several campgrounds in the Madison River campground being engulfed killing 28 campers. The Madison River was blocked by the huge landslide, creating Quake Lake. The quake caused the landscape in the immediate area to drop some 20 feet.