Monday, May 6, 2013

Light earthquake in Idaho today

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M 4.2 light earthquake shakes Southern Idaho today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of earthquake in Idaho today was located 28 km W of Soda Springs and 49 km SE of Pocatello, Idaho. It was 7.0 miles deep.

Following USGS Pager Map, weak shaking of MMI II-III will have felt by the people of Soda Springs, Chubbuck, Bancroft, Downey, Grace, Lava Hot Springs, McCammon, Clarkston, Preston, Pocatello, Fort Hall, Paris, Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Ammon, Logan and Brigham City.
Did you feel Idaho earthquake? Kindly write your experience in the comment section below.

No immediate damage or injury has been reported from earthquake in Idaho today.

Idaho sits on the western edge of the North American plate and most of the earthquakes in Idaho today are a result of Basin and Range extension and volcanism associated with the Yellowstone Hot Spot.

Idaho earthquake in 1983 of magnitude 7.3 is the largest ever recorded earthquake in Idaho. Earthquake damage was $12.5 million in the Challis-Mackay area with two fatalities  in Challis, about 200 kilometers northeast of Boise.

03:13 UTC (local time Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 09:13 PM @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
28 km (17 miles) W of Soda Springs, Idaho
49 km (30 miles) SE of Pocatello, Idaho
54 km (33 miles) SE of Chubbuck, Idaho
72 km (44 miles) SSE of Blackfoot, Idaho

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 6, 2013

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