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4.8-magnitude earthquake in Wyoming

The August 27, 2016 Wyoming earthquake took place at 2:47 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (2047 UTC). Many reports of shaking.

August 27, 2016 earthquake in western Wyoming.

August 27, 2016 earthquake in western Wyoming.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting a 4.8-magnitude earthquake – an earthquake strong enough to be felt – 23 miles (38 km) east of Hoback, Wyoming. The quake took place at at 2:47 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (2047 UTC; translate to your time zone).

The USGS provides details on the quake as follows:

Geographic coordinates: 43.230N, 110.313W
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 9 km
Universal Time (UTC): 27 Aug 2016 20:47:47
Time near the Epicenter: 27 Aug 2016 14:47:47

Location with respect to nearby cities:
38 km (23 mi) E of Hoback, Wyoming
136 km (84 mi) ESE of Rexburg, Idaho
136 km (84 mi) E of Ammon, Idaho
142 km (88 mi) E of Idaho Falls, Idaho
303 km (187 mi) NNE of Salt Lake City, Utah

Deborah Byrd

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