Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes Idaho: USGS

Elias Hubbard
April 1, 2020

A preliminary magnitude 6.5 natural disaster struck northeast of Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday night, according to the United States Geological Survey.

"The magnitude 6.5 Idaho quake was located in very rugged, remote part of south-central Idaho, so the worst of the shaking took place away from all but small population centers", AccuWeather Meteorologist Jim Andrews said.

The largest quake to ever hit Idaho took place there in 1983, killing two children who were walking to school. Did you feel this natural disaster?

It was recorded at a depth of just over six miles.

It was centered 73 miles northeast of Meridian, Idaho.

It is unknown as of press time what the extent of the damage and whether or not there were any injuries.

Jordan Bitz says that this was his first quake he ever felt.

Shaking was reported in several neighbouring states, as well as north of the International Border in Alberta, where several people in Calgary reported shaking on social media.

It was reportedly felt as far as Spokane and regions in western Montana, including Corvallis, Hamilton and Missoula, KPAX reported.

This is a developing story.

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