4.9 quake hits central Idaho

4.9 quake hits central Idaho

[Ed. – This was somewhat northwest of the area near the Snake River, in the southeastern part of the state, where Idahoans heard the big “explosions” on the 24th and 28th.  No apparent evidence that the events are connected.  But I haven’t seen anything yet that accounts for the “explosions.”]

The earthquake, confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey, comes roughly two weeks after a 3.7-magnitude quake in the same area.

Saturday’s quake was recorded at 10:44 a.m. about four miles east of Challis. It was felt at least as far away as the Treasure Valley, about 120 miles directly southwest, and in western Montana according to reports on social media and in emails to the Statesman. …

Linda Lumpkin, a dispatcher for the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, told the Associated Press that the sheriff’s office has not received reports of injuries or damage. She said the quake did cause rock slides that blocked some lanes on several roads, so sheriff’s deputies went out to direct traffic as transportation crews started clean-up. …

[Interesting reader reports below.  Emphasis added. – Ed.]

Terry Rogers: “I did feel it! A sharp jolt of short duration felt in McCall!” …

Susan Durst: “Yes, sitting at dining room table outside of McCall and whole house sort of ‘shifted.’ Amazing!”

Dottie Neher: “Yes, the earthquake was felt in Lowman, and there was a low roar.” …

Michael Ouellette: I blame Bush.

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