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Magnitude 6.5 quake shakes Central Idaho

Five aftershocks follow in remote mountainous area

 

Last updated 4/3/2020 at 10:22am



BOISE — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 6.5 earthquake and five aftershocks shaking Central Idaho starting about 5:53 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 31.

The main quake struck about 43 miles west of Challis, in the Shake Creek area, the USGS reported. The agency received calls that the earthquake was felt as far away as Spokane, Wash.

It’s epicenter was at a depth of 6 miles, the USGS reported.

Aftershocks followed of magnitudes:

3.6 in the Bench Creek area, 42 miles east-southeast of Cascade

4.6 in the Swamp Creek area, 49 miles east-southeast of Cascade

3.4 in the Collie Creek area, 37 miles east of Cascade

3.5 near Bull Trout Lake, 41 miles east-southeast of Cascade

3.3 in the Swamp Creek area, 49 miles east-southeast of Cascade

 

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