According to the United States Geological Survey, a preliminary earthquake of magnitude 6.5 hit northeast of Boise, Idaho on Tuesday night. At 5.52 pm
According to the National Weather Service, the earthquake’s epicenter was 45 miles to the west of Town of Challis. The epicenter was near Beaver Creek on the side of Salmon River Mountains.
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There were no reports of the injuries. Boise Police Department clarified on Twitter that they felt the quake too but they have not received any report of injury. They also asked people to stay safe and report to them if needed. Even County Sheriff Office posted on Facebook about the quake.
National weather service stated that there was an aftershock of magnitude 4.6. At least 8 aftershocks were felt by the citizens till Wednesday morning of magnitude 3.4 and 3.6
In 1983, Idaho experienced the most comprehensive and most damaging earthquake. The quake was of magnitude 6.9 which broke the town of Challis. Property damage crossed nearly 12.5$ million at that time and two schoolchildren were found dead.