Earthquake Of Magnitude 6.5 Jolts US State Of Idaho (Representative Image) (Photo Credit: File Photo)
A powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake holt the western US state of Idaho on Tuesday afternoon, reported the US Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage or fatalities. The earthquake was felt throughout the state. According to the residents, the strong quake lasted for at least 30 seconds. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake’s epicenter was in a remote mountain region northeast of Boise.
About half-an-hour later, the earthquake of 4.8 magnitude was reported in the southeast region of Idaho. There were more than a half-dozen aftershocks in the hours following the main quake, reported weather.com.
It is to be noted that this was the second-strongest earthquake in Idaho since 1983. A 6.9 magnitude quake was recorded on October 28, 1983 in Idaho.
In November last year, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Alaska region. There were no immediate reports of damage. Days before this, an earthquake with a reviewed magnitude of 3.5 occurred that shaked parts of Southcentral Alaska. The earthquake, centered about 18 miles north of Anchorage, hit at a depth of 25.1 miles, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. Shaking was reportedly felt from the Mat-Su area to Anchorage, according to a shakemap of user reports.