Earthquake Hits Idaho and Montana

Screen Shot 2020-03-31 at 10.22.36 PMA strong earthquake rocked southern Idaho on Tuesday evening and was felt by residents from Nevada to Montana.

The quake, which was given a preliminary rating of 6.5 by the U.S. Geological Survey, struck some 78 miles northeast of Boise at 5:52 p.m. local time on Tuesday. Hundreds of residents reported to the USGS that they felt the shaking.

According to Earthquake Track, it was the second-strongest earthquake in the state of Idaho since records began. A 6.9 magnitude temblor on Oct. 28, 1983, known as the Borah Peak earthquake remains the state’s largest on record.

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