Tuesday, on the last day of March, The City of Trees, aka Boise, was severely shaken by a big earthquake. The shivers dispersed up to Canada, Oregon, Montana, and Washington.
Earlier this month, on March 18th, the state of Utah was kicked by a similar earthquake of 5.7 magnitudes, which let tens of thousands without power. The geological event in Utah had its epicenter three miles north-northeast of Magna, a metro township in Salt Lake County, Utah’s capital.
The two states share common items such as Southern Idaho and northern Utah borders. They also share the Wasatch Fault, which might be at fault as for the two successive earthquakes. Officials in Utah have already declared it to be so.
Wasatch Fault is active, meaning it can be the source of an earthquake at any time in the future. It is located in the namesake Wasatch Mountains. On the western edge of the Wasatch Mountains, thus in the U.S. states of Utah and Idaho.
An Earthquake Of 6.5 Magnitude Hit Idaho
The earthquake in Boise was felt by Steve Botti, the Mayor of Stanley city, as “very loud. It sounded like a freight train and very severe shaking.” He also declared that “I was upstairs and I tried to walk down the steps and I couldn’t because it was shaking too much. At my house, pictures flew off the wall and stuff fell, but there was no structural damage.”
You should Know, mayor, you shouldn’t be using the stairs in an earthquake situation. The stairs are the first structure to yield when an earthquake decides to make structural damage. You were lucky!
Nine aftershocks followed the initial 6.5 earthquake. So far, there are no official statements as of injuries or significant damage. the last time the state of Idaho experienced such a magnitude was in 1983 when a 6.9 earthquake hit Borah Peak and killed two people.