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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake shakes Idaho

No relationship to Utah's recent 5.7 quake
Posted at 7:21 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 09:21:40-04

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck central Idaho Tuesday.

This video comes from reporter Madeline White at our sister station KIVI in Boise.

She says her camera was rolling as she was getting ready to do a Facetime interview.

That's when everything started shaking, just before 6 p.m.

The epicenter was about 70 miles northeast of Boise and just 20 miles northwest of Stanley, Idaho.

The mayor of Stanley, Steve Botti, told Boise State public radio what it felt like.

"At my house pictures flew off the wall and stuff fell but there was no structural damage but it was very loud sounded like a freight train," he said.

Seismologists at the University of Utah say there is no obvious relationship between this earthquake, and the magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck near Magna almost two weeks ago.

The Idaho earthquake was felt by some Utahns in the northern part of the state and along the Wasatch Front.

There have been several aftershocks reported with magnitudes between 3.1 and 4.6.

By Wednesday morning, there had been no reports of injuries or death or major structural damage.