Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Reported Near Boise; 4.6 Aftershock Felt
BOISE, Idaho – A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck central Idaho, according to preliminary reports from the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake’s epicenter was about 80 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho and 73 miles from Meridian, Idaho. Officials with the Boise Police Department said no damage has been reported.
USGS officials said a magnitude 4.6 and several 3.1-3.6 aftershocks have reported since the magnitude 6.5 quake.
The magnitude 4.6 aftershock was originally reported as a magnitude 4.8.
Yep we felt it too. No reports of damage at this time. Stay safe out there Boise. Call us if you need us.
— Boise PD (@BoisePD) April 1, 2020
The earthquake was felt across Idaho and reports of shaking were sent in from Montana, Nevada, Washington, California and northern Utah.
Officials with the University of Utah Seismograph Stations said the magnitude 6.5 earthquake released about 15-times more energy than the magnitude 5.7 earthquake near Magna on March 18.
Over 650 aftershocks have been recorded since Magna’s mainshock, but officials said there is no obvious relationship between Tuesday’s quake and the Magna earthquake.
Answering your questions:
Is the earthquake in Idaho related to the Magna earthquake? We did a quick search on the @USGS
U.S. Quaternary Fault Map, which you can check out, too. https://t.co/osNHZV7nrr
— Utah Emergency Mgmt (@UtahEmergency) April 1, 2020
Based on current scientific knowledge, there is no obvious relationship between the earthquake in Idaho this evening and the Magna earthquake or large events on the Wasatch Fault.
— UUSS (@UUSSquake) April 1, 2020
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