An average earthquake was reported to hit the western United States (US) recently. The 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Southern Idaho at a depth of 10 kilometers.
The quake, given an initial 6.5 rating by the US Geological Commission, hit about 78 kilometers northeast of Boise at 5:52 pm local time on Tuesday. Hundreds of residents reported to the USGS that they felt the tremors.
6.5 magnitude earthquake northeast of Boise, Idaho! Check out this video of the occurrence earlier this evening! #idwx #Earthquake pic.twitter.com/cdtHnnXWuu
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) April 1, 2020
BREAKING: A 6.5 magnitude #earthquake has struck central Idaho. Here's the latest: https://t.co/HqaaVb9dbK pic.twitter.com/YCIHPAvqBM
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) April 1, 2020
Currently, there are no reports of major injuries or damage has been done. It is believed to be one of the strongest earthquakes on record for the state of Idaho.
Source: The Weather Channel, Weather Nation