USA – M 4.8 – Powerful earthquake near Grand Teton National Park

Earthquake Report comment :
Fairly strong earthquake near Jackson and Grand Teton National Park.
In the direct vicinity of the epicenter inhabitants experienced a moderate to strong shaking
USGS calculated the shaking as a maximum Mercalli II (weak shaking).

Update 15:55 UTC , August 5, 2010 : People in the area did experience a 10 second tremor and were surprised by shaking cabinets, swaying chandeliers and prompting calls to law enforcement dispatch.
“My guests saw rocks fall from the top of the nose of the Sleeping Indian,”
“They saw dust on the ridges above the ranch.”
Read more in a detailed report from the Jackson Hole Daily

Most important Earthquake Data:
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 06:04:50 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 5 km
Geo-location(s) :
45 km (25 miles) ENE of Jackson, Wyoming
55 km (35 miles) WNW of Dubois, Wyoming

Links to important maps

USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map


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