The 2020 Central Idaho Earthquake occurred on March 31, 2020, at 5:52 PM MDT in the Western United States, near Ruffneck Peak in the Sawtooth Mountains in Central Idaho, 72 miles (116 km) northeast of Boise, Idaho and 19 miles (31 km) northwest of Stanley, Idaho.
The Thursday shake was an aftershock of the magnitude-6.5 earthquake that shook multiple Western states on March 31, one of the strongest quakes ever recorded in Idaho.
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The quake was felt in Boise, around 100 miles from the epicenter, west of Challis, Idaho. The epicenter was just southwest of Salt Lake City, between the airport and the Great Salt Lake. BOISE, Idaho — A large earthquake struck north of Boise, Idaho, Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has reportedly hit central Idaho. The closest city with more than 15.000 habitants is Billings (United States - US). North-central Idaho A tremor broke windows and dishes in the area of Idaho and Adams counties. 236.82 km from Ovalle. Tuesday’s earthquake can be traced to that area, and the Borah Peak earthquake also had its epicenter in Central Idaho. Boise, Idaho The earthquake wrecked several brick chimneys at Boise and sent residents rushing into the street.
This was the site of the 1983 M6.9 Borah Peak earthquake (October 28, 1983), which killed 2 in Challis, and resulted in over $12M in damage in the Challis-Mackay area, and which was followed by five other M 5+ events over the following year, and most recently a M5.0 earthquake in January 1950, about 60 km to the east of today’s event. A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck Idaho, with the reported epicenter 100 miles northeast of the state's capital of Boise, the USGS reported on Tuesday.
The 6.5 earthquake's epicenter was north of Stanley, Idaho.
Perceived shaking for the quake was very strong. It dramatically shook the inside of homes throughout southern Idaho, especially in Boise and elsewhere in the Treasure Valley. BOISE, Idaho -- An earthquake struck north of Boise Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 5 p.m. reports thus far submitted, but likely to have low impact.The USGS is coordinating its response with the Idaho Geological Survey. It was felt by about 2.8 million people, including some from as far as Southeast Idaho.