Wyoming Residents Feel Shake of Idaho Quake

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WESTERN WYOMING — According to United States Geological Survey, two earthquakes were reported near Soda Springs, Idaho in the early hours this morning. Wyoming residents, especially in the Jackson area, reported feeling light tremors.

The first earthquake was the more significant of the two. It measured a magnitude 4.3 on the Richter Scale occurred at 3:32 am on January 26. It occurred 14 km southeast of Soda Springs, Idaho and at a depth of 10 km.

According to USGS data, 637 people reported feeling it, most of them in Utah and the Jackson area. A few folks in Uinta and Sweetwater Counties reported to USGS that they felt the earthquake.

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The areas of Kemmerer, Pinedale, and Jackson may have felt weak tremors, according to USGS maps.

Read more on the first earthquake at the USGS website here.

The second earthquake was a magnitude 3.3 on the Richter Scale and occurred just three minutes later. This one occurred 18 km southeast of Soda Springs, Idaho and at a depth of 8.7 km.

Read more on the second earthquake at the USGS website here.