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GUERNSEY -- People in the Guernsey area may have felt the Earth move under their feet Saturday morning from the effects of a reported magnitude 2.5 earthquake.

Seth Wittke, division manager for Hazards, Mapping and Water Resources with the Wyoming State Geological Survey in Laramie, confirmed the occurrence on Monday. According to U.S. Geological Survey data reports, the earthquake was centered about 5 kilometers below the surface and somewhere south of Guernsey at about 7:20 a.m. Saturday morning.

USGS reported the epicenter of the earthquake was 3.3 kilometers, or just more than two miles, south of Guernsey. However, the reporting model has a plus- or minus- variation of 3.6 kilometers.

“We’re showing 14 responses from the Guernsey zip code” to the trembler, Wittke said. “And one report from Hartville. There were no reports of responses or it being felt in the Wheatland area.”

There were no reports of injury or damage, he said.


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