6.5 earthquake near Boise, Idaho

M 6.5 earthquake west of Challis, Idaho about 75 miles (120 km) northeast of Boise.

According to the USGS, this is the largest earthquake in Idaho since the Borah Peak earthquake in 1983. That event killed 2 in Challis, and resulted in over $12M in damage in the Challis-Mackay area. As of 1 hour after this earthquake, two aftershocks (M 4.6, M 3.6) have been located by the USGS, both to the south of the M 6.5 event.

Aftershocks as of noon, 1 Apr 2020

The earthquake was just over six miles deep when it struck.

KHQ has gotten reports of people feeling the earthquake as far away as Spokane, Washington, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Missoula, Helena, and Great Falls, Montana.



Thanks to Laurel for these links


14 thoughts on “6.5 earthquake near Boise, Idaho”

    • No read John Casey’s upheaval new Madrid fault Missouri and Tennessee.

      In 1811-12 3 quakes 7.3 to 8.2 and 500 plus strong minor quakes. Goes with grand solar minimum

  1. The epicenter was roughly 150 miles west of the August 17, 1959, 7.5 Hebgen Lake earthquake in Montana that killed 28 campers after a massive landslide buried campsites along the Madison River. There is a USFS visitor center along US Hwy 287 near Earthquake Lake that is open late-May to mid-September. Worth a visit if you get to that part of Montana.

  2. The largest quake inland USA since 1983. Smack dab in the center of Yellowstone, as viewed by the newer satellites NASA launched several years ago.

  3. I hate to sound like I’m on repeat but we will have food shortages this summer no matter what because of the flooding and cold weather crop loss we suffered last year. I was expecting this to be the black swan to push the economy off the cliff then along came covid 19 and a desert locust plague. Now it’s serious people. All the unprepared sheeple are putting tremendous strain on the supply chain. Expect to see rapid inflation soon especially with all the money printing. Then we may have even more unforeseen events this year. Perhaps an earthquake or volcanic eruption? I think all the cards are on the table at this point. Its past time to get prepared. It’s every man for himself now.

  4. The left must have chicken little as one of their role models. If I remember the story the fox got chicken little. I suppose it is a variation on a statement by a Greek play wright that went like this. Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.
    By the way the leftists are now trying to link covid 19 with climate change.

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