Largest Earthquake in 34 Years Hit Yellowstone National Park This Morning
By angelamontana

Posted: March 30, 2014

The park reported no damage from a light 4.8 earthquake that rattled on Sunday morning. It’s the largest one to hit Yellowstone since 1980, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and a field team is in the park to visit the epicenter to check for any surface changes and effects to the Norris Geyser Basin.

The above information was posted today on, and the picture below was taken this morning in Mammoth.  The pictured bison were, apparently, unaffected by the quake.  According to the post, the University of Utah Seismograph Stations reported that the earthquake occurred at 6:34am just four miles northeast of the Norris Geyser basin and was felt 20 miles away in, both, West Yellowstone and Gardiner.

So, if you were in that area this morning and thought you felt a rumble, you probably weren’t imagining it!


(Photo via Yellowstone National Park Facebook page)