Moderate quake rattles northwest Wyoming |

Moderate quake rattles northwest Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – A moderate earthquake rattled parts of northwest Wyoming Wednesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-4.8 temblor struck shortly after 6 p.m. Mountain Time Wednesday. Its epicenter was about 25 miles east-northeast of Jackson and about 30 miles east of Teton Village.

There were no reports of damage or injuries, said Rich Ochs, interim coordinator for Teton County Emergency Management.

Pete Jorgensen said he felt the quake near the town of Kelly, about 20 miles north of Jackson. The side-to-side movement lasted perhaps 2 seconds, but wasn’t violent, he said.

At Flat Creek Ranch, people saw rocks roll off the top of Sleeping Indian, also known as Sheep Mountain, ranch owner Joe Albright said. Guests had been entertained at lunch by a member of Geologists of Jackson Hole, who talked about earthquakes, Albright said.

“A few hours later, here this damn thing comes,” he added.

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