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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Local earthquake spans rumors, pranks

WORLAND – A 4.2 earthquake south of Ten Sleep and 39 miles east of Thermopolis on Friday at 5:11 p.m. almost immediately spawned rumors and speculation on social media, as residents reported feeling the quake and recorded the effects. “We had several reports of people feeling it down here, but no real reports of damage,” said Hot Springs County Emergency Management Coordinator Bill Gordon.

 

November 7, 2017



WORLAND – A 4.2 earthquake south of Ten Sleep and 39 miles east of Thermopolis on Friday at 5:11 p.m. almost immediately spawned rumors and speculation on social media, as residents reported feeling the quake and recorded the effects.

“We had several reports of people feeling it down here, but no real reports of damage,” said Hot Springs County Emergency Management Coordinator Bill Gordon.

As residents traded reports of the earthquake, the Casper Planet (a satirical Facebook page) reported that “A 4.2 earthquake just struck Thermopolis thirty minutes ago. The earthquake opened up th...



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