Quake east of Kelly

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake that gave a jolt in the Gros Ventre Range this morning was felt in Jackson and as far as Driggs, Idaho, and Rawlins. 

The quake – which occurred at 8:02 a.m. according to the U.S. Geological Survey – was centered 10 miles east of Kelly, near Gros Ventre Road's junction with Crystal Creek Road.

By mid-morning, 50 people had submitted "Did You Feel It" reports to the USGS. Teton County Emergency Management officials encouraged others who felt it to report it.

"Your observations help improve earthquake science," according to an Emergency Management social media post. Reports can be made online

Small earthquakes are not uncommon in the Jackson Hole area. There have been eight earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 or greater in the region over the last 30 days and 49 quakes over the last year, according to the website Earthquake Track.

Jackson Hole's neighbor to the north, Yellowstone National Park, is one of the most seismically active areas in the United States. Approximately 700 to 3,000 earthquakes occur each year in the Yellowstone area, but most are not felt by humans, according to the National Park Service

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