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Earthquake Hits Yellowstone National Park

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The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Yellowstone National Park on Sunday is the strongest one since 1980.

The earthquake happened at 6:34 a.m. on Sunday morning. Parks spokesman, Al Nash said people in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho felt the quake that hit four miles northeast of the Norris Geyser Basin.

He said it is not unusual for Yellowstone to experience 1,000 to 3,000 earthquakes a year.     

He adds they are just so small, people don't feel them.

"It's all part of what happens in Yellowstone," said Nash. "I don't want anyone to think this is indicator of any unusual activity because it is not."

Nash says the volcanic eruption in Yellowstone happened more than 6,000 years ago.

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