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Several felt small quakes near Dubois

Nov 24, 2015 From staff reports

Dubois residents who thought they felt the Earth move Sunday were right.

The National Earthquake Information Center confirms that two small earthquakes hit the town of 1,000 in northwest Fremont County.

The quakes registered magnitudes of 3.0 and 2.5 magnitudes. They occurred about 12 mounts apart.

Don Blakeman of the earthquake center said several Dubois area residents reported feeling the quakes. He reported those accounts to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Scientists say magnitude 2.5 quakes are typically felt by very few people.

Earthquake Center information says western Wyoming tends to be more seismically active than other parts of the state in part because of the Yellowstone National Park area, where there is movement of magma and hot ground water.

Dubois is about 70 miles from Yellowstone.

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