A 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.