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Massive Idaho Earthquake 6.5 Magnitude: Largest Since 1983

Idaho Earthquake

While the entire world is dealing with the deadly disease of COVID-19, another disaster hit the Idaho city. This time the biggest 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Idaho, which is the biggest earthquake in the city since 1983.

People from around the city are reporting that an earthquake struck north of Boise Tuesday evening. According to The U.S. Geological Survey reports, the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. It was centred 73 miles (118 kilometers) northeast of Meridian nearby the town of Stanley. More than 2 million people live in the region, and everyone felt the Idaho Earthquake.

The shake also felt from Helena, Montana, and Salt Lake City, Utah. While many patient are taking treatment of coronavirus in the hospital in Blaine County at Idaho. Marcus Smith, an emergency room health unit coordinator, said “It felt like a wave going through the ground, so I knew right away what it was. It just felt like waves going through the ground” and also added“I mean, that’s what we do. We’re all good.”

Also, Brett Woolley, the owner of Bridge Street Grill in Stanley, said “I heard the roar, and at first it sounded like the wind, but then the roar was tremendous,” Woolley said about 10 minutes after the earthquake. “The whole house was rattling, and I started to panic. I’m sitting here perfectly still, and the water next to me is still vibrating.”

Dr. Lucy Jones, a seismologist at Caltech and the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Seismology, said that this type of massive earthquake occurs in every 30 or 40 years as the last time in Borah Peak in 1983 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake which killed two kids in Challis and around $12.5 million in property damage across Challis and Mackay. He also said this is one that wasn’t obvious enough to be mapped before now,” and also added that Unmapped faults of this size are rarer in highly populated areas like California.

Many people in an earthquake should drop to the floor and cover their heads with their arms, she said.

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