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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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Roger Harnack, Publisher

Roger Harnack is co-owner and publisher of Free Press Publishing. An award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher who grew up in Eastern Washington, he's one of only two Washington state journalists ever to receive the international Golden Quill for editorial/commentary writing. Roger is committed to preserving local media, and along with it, a local voice for Eastern Washington.

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