Minor earthquake wakes Hoback Nation this morning

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Some residents in the Snake River Canyon and south of town in the Hoback Nation were jolted away this morning by a 3.4M earthquake centered in the Greys River drainage.

USGS Earthquake website registered the tremor at 6:31am. It was centered just south of Elk Mountain, about a mile east of the confluence of the Greys and Little Greys rivers.

The area has experienced fairly lively seismic activity in the past. A few shook that area in August of 1985. Most recently, a 3.5M earthquake was registered very near the epicenter of this morning’s on July 19, 2011.

Some 37 people responded online to say they felt the quake. It was felt with more perceived intensity in Alpine, Hoback Junction, and the South Park area.

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