Released: July 18, 2017 03:15 PM MDT
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a minor
earthquake of magnitude 3.6 occurred at 02:31 PM on July 18, 2017
(MDT). The epicenter of the shock was located 9.3 mi N of W.
Yellowstone, MT. This earthquake is part of an ongoing sequence
of earthquakes that began on June 12, 2017 and included a
a magnitude 4.4 event on June 15, 2017, 9.0 mi NNE of W.
Yellowstone, MT. Today’s M 3.6 earthquake was reported felt in
Yellowstone National Park and in West Yellowstone, MT. It was
followed by numerous smaller earthquakes, the largest of which
had magnitudes of 2.8 and 2.9. The total number of located
earthquakes in the current sequence has now exceeded 1200.
Date (UTC): July 18, 2017 Time (UTC): 20:31
Date (local): July 18, 2017 Time (local): 02:31 PM MDT
Latitude: 44 47.25′ N
Longitude: 111 2.27′ W
Preferred magnitude: 3.60 Ml