[Ed. – Sunspot-watchers theorize that increased seismic activity in the Earth is induced at least partly by electromagnetic energy from space, which the sun’s current low energy state is failing to protect us from. Geologists, of course, are focusing on the mechanics of the shaking themselves.]
On March 31, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake rolled through Idaho’s Sawtooth mountain range, northeast of Boise. It was the second largest earthquake to strike Idaho, according to the Idaho Statesman. (The strongest temblor in Idaho history, 1983’s Borah Peak earthquake, registered as a magnitude 6.9.)
But the region hasn’t stopped shaking since. The area has experienced a string of aftershocks in the months following the quake, some registering as high as magnitude 4.8. The shaking has been so strong, in fact, that a popular beach along Stanley Lake in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area has sunk into the water.