6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Idaho


A magnitude-6.5 earthquake rocked Idaho on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, and it was felt from Nevada to Montana. The earthquake struck 78 miles northeast of Boise at 7:52 p.m. ET. Hundreds of people reported to the U.S. Geological Survey that they had felt the temblor.

In the wake of the quake, the Boise Police Department did not receive any reports of damage or injury.

The St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center is 65 miles south of the epicenter of the temblor, however, the shaking did not disrupt any procedures or treatments of the patients.

According to Earthquake Track, this earthquake was the second-strongest one in the state of Idaho since scientists began recording quakes. A 6.9 M temblor shook Idaho on Oct. 28, 1983. It was known as the Borah Peak earthquake.

Jeanette Vietti


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