4.8 Earthquake Rocks Yellowstone National Park

A 4.8 magnitude quake shook Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming near the border with Montana, the US Geological Survey said, NBC News reported. There were no immediate reports of damage. Peter Cervelli, a spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Yellowstone Volcano Observatory said the quake, which hit at 6:34 a.m. local time, was centered almost in the middle of Yellowstone National Park, near the Norris Geyser Basin.The quake was not expected to trigger any volcanic activity, Cervelli said. Jessica Turner, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Service, said the quake was the most powerful to hit the park since 1985.

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