I will admit that I'm an earthquake nerd, so I tend to follow earthquakes pretty much all around our region. However, I don't recall ever seeing one happen in the Black Hills of South Dakota...until today.
I must confess that I am a volcano nerd. I've been fascinated with them dating back to the Mt St. Helens eruption in 1980. My fascination with this part of geology led me to ask the question what would it really take to make the Yellowstone supervolcano erupt? This is what I found.
Wyoming has earthquakes all the time. Most are in the western part of the state near the seismically-active Yellowstone. But, a moderate quake has just struck where we don't usually see earthquakes just south of the Bighorns.
We get a lot of earthquakes in Wyoming. Most are near the very seismically active area near Yellowstone. That's why it was a bit of a surprise to learn that an earthquake just occurred in southern Wyoming near Saratoga.