Shortly before 6 p.m. Mountain Time, a large earthquake struck Idaho.
"At 5:52 p.m. Tuesday, the Idaho and states throughout the Northwest were rattled by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake, according to the USGS," KTVB-TV reports. "The USGS reports that the epicenter was west of Challis and 73.3 miles north of Meridian."
The quake was also felt by people in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington.
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6.5 earthquake at 5:52pm just northwest of Stanley, Idaho. #idwx #orwx #wawx https://t.co/Nu13y9paA2— NWS Boise (@NWS Boise)1585700045.0
Prelim M6.5 Earthquake southern Idaho Mar-31 23:52 UTC, updates https://t.co/LwObyJaSjV— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS Earthquakes)1585699868.0
More on the M 6.5 earthquake - 72km W of Challis, Idaho that just occurred here: https://t.co/Wquf6zjw1L Please le… https://t.co/xqvrkgvUa2— USGS (@USGS)1585700190.0
M6.4 #earthquake (#sismo) strikes 151 km NE of #Boise (#Idaho) 10 min ago. Effects reported by eyewitnesses: https://t.co/TcoSEvIrBP— EMSC (@EMSC)1585699355.0
BREAKING: A 6.5 magnitude #earthquake has struck central Idaho. Here's the latest: https://t.co/HqaaVb9dbK https://t.co/YCIHPAvqBM— The Weather Channel (@The Weather Channel)1585700430.0
6.5 Mag Earthquake Northeast of Boise, ID A 6.5M earthquake is considered a 'Strong Earthquake' with the greatest… https://t.co/60fAAJtFHS— Bree Smith (@Bree Smith)1585700912.0
Significant 6.4 earthquake just struck near Boise, ID and was felt in Elko, NV. @News3LV #earthquake https://t.co/kgjGxylUY5— Kevin Janison (@Kevin Janison)1585700196.0