Magnitude 6.5 quake shakes Idaho, Utah, Montana

Magnitude 6.5 quake shakes Idaho, Utah, Montana

Magnitude 6.5 quake shakes Idaho, Utah, Montana

A magnitude 6.5 natural disaster struck about 44 miles west of Challis, Idaho, Tuesday night, and residents all over western and central Montana reported feeling the shocks.

The natural disaster was centered in remote, mountainous areas of Idaho, but could be felt in Boise and in other areas of the state.

According to Earthquakes Canada, the shake was "felt by many in southern British Columbia and Alberta". A 6 on the scale is 10 times stronger than a 5, because the force of a quake at a given point on the scale is 10 times more powerful than one at the previous point.

Stickney said there may be strong aftershocks felt through western Montana over the next few days.

A few Calgarians felt the earth move early Tuesday, when the city vibrated following an quake that struck central Idaho.

People took to social media to share videos and comments about the quake.

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USGS said the quake was the result of "strike slip faulting" in the shallow crust of the North American Plate.

According to the Idaho Statesman, the shaking near Boise lasted about 20-30 seconds, beginning at 4:55 PST.

'An aftershock is just an natural disaster, but it happens at a time that doesn't surprise us, ' she said. "They do every bit as much damage". An natural disaster sequence may have larger and potentially damaging earthquakes in the future, so keep in mind to: Drop, Cover, and Hold on.

'Get to the floor before the natural disaster throws you there, and if you have a table nearby, get under it and hold onto it, ' Jones said. Just get down and try to cover'.

Around 73,000 homes and businesses initially lost power in the Salt Lake City Area.

"At my house, pictures flew off the wall and stuff fell, but there was no structural damage", Botti said.

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