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By Roger Harnack

Magnitude 6.5 quake shakes Central Idaho

Five aftershocks follow in remote mountainous area


Last updated 3/31/2020 at 6:56pm

BOISE — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 6.5 earthquake and five aftershocks shaking Central Idaho starting about 5:53 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 31.

The main quake struck about 43 miles west of Challis, in the Shake Creek area, the USGS reported. The agency received calls that the earthquake was felt as far away as Spokane, Wash.

It’s epicenter was at a depth of 6 miles, the USGS reported.

Aftershocks followed of magnitudes:

3.6 in the Bench Creek area, 42 miles east-southeast of Cascade

4.6 in the Swamp Creek area, 49 miles east-southeast of Cascade

3.4 in the Collie Creek area, 37 miles east of Cascade

3.5 near Bull Trout Lake, 41 miles east-southeast of Cascade

3.3 in the Swamp Creek area, 49 miles east-southeast of Cascade

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Roger Harnack, Publisher

Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers from Washington state to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.

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