4.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Idaho

Apr 13, 2014

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake shook central Idaho, flinging items off walls and scaring residents but otherwise producing no reported damage or injuries in the sparsely populated mountain area.

USGS geophysicist Dale Grant says the was "kind of an unusual occurrence" being the first one of its strength in the area since 2005. But he said even minor damage is unlikely because of the remote location. It struck 8 miles northwest of Challis, a town of around 1,000 less than 200 miles northeast of Boise.

Custer County sheriff's dispatcher Liz Preston says besides "things falling off walls and a lot of scared people," no one was hurt. She says the area has had some quakes lately, but this one felt "pretty big" compared with the others.

She says the office shook, including the windows and computers.

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Atoyota
1 / 5 (1) Apr 13, 2014
this quake occurred a couple weeks ago, it has since been followed by at least one more greater than 4.0.
Incidentally, the 5.4 Yellowstone quake followed the Challis 4.9 a day or so later.
Pejico
Apr 13, 2014
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barakn
3.7 / 5 (3) Apr 13, 2014
No, Zephir, they didn't leave. In fact they were entering the park like they do every spring. The video was been very publicly debunked, but I'm not surprised your brain has latched on to this hoax.
barakn
1 / 5 (1) Apr 13, 2014
This quake occurred today at 2014-04-13 00:04:41 UTC.
The Alchemist
2 / 5 (2) Apr 13, 2014
Right along with new mining activity, no one writes.

http://www.idahog...12-3.pdf
Caliban
not rated yet Apr 13, 2014
Right along with new mining activity, no one writes.

http://www.idahog...12-3.pdf


@A,

Sorry about the three-rank --got distracted while trying to click on your idahogeology link.
Pejico
Apr 13, 2014
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