Western Idaho Earthquake 01/03

Strong slightly damaging earthquake below Challis, Idaho

Last update: January 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm by By

Update : In 2001, 2 people got killed in another earthquake. Check the full article here

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Update : a number of news sources are mentioning some slight damage property on top of the rock slides, something we expected from the beginning.

Screen Shot 2015-01-03 at 20.03.42: Below the Idaho earthquake showing very strong on one of the Yellowstone seismographs!

Update 18:25 UTC : With the epicenter below Challis, we want to share the experience from one of our readers (also in th experience reports below) :

Knocked things off counters an shook an rumbled splashed water all over wood stove rocks rolled off mountain

Update 18:13 UTC : A relatively strong earthquake for American standards. At least the strongest one this year ! Based on the current preliminary earthquake data, earthquake-report.com we expect a slight chance on damage like cracks in walls, fallen tiles, etc. No injuries expected

Update 18:11 UTC : A maximum light shaking in Challis following the theoretical

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  1. 7km (4mi) E of Challis, Idaho
  2. 192km (119mi) ENE of Boise, Idaho
  3. 194km (121mi) ENE of Garden City, Idaho
  4. 197km (122mi) NE of Mountain Home, Idaho
  5. 199km (124mi) ENE of Eagle, Idaho


Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.2

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2015-01-03 10:44:04

GMT/UTC Time : 2015-01-03 17:44:04

from:    http://earthquake-report.com/2015/01/03/moderate-earthquake-western-idaho-on-january-3-2015/