A magnitude-6.5 earthquake  – Idaho’s largest in almost 40 years – hit the state Tuesday night.

The quake’s epicenter was exterior of Stanley, about 80 miles northeast of Boise, based on the U.S. Geological Survey.

Shaking was additionally felt in Oregon, japanese Washington, Montana and as far north as Canada, Boise State Public Radio reported.

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“Stuff was flying far and wide,” Stanley Mayor Steve Botti mentioned, the Statesman reported. “I used to be upstairs and I attempted to stroll down the steps and I couldn’t as a result of it was shaking an excessive amount of.”

“Stuff was flying far and wide. I used to be upstairs and I attempted to stroll down the steps and I couldn’t as a result of it was shaking an excessive amount of.”

— Mayor Steve Botti, Stanley, Idaho

“At my home, photos flew off the wall and stuff fell, however there was no structural harm,” Botti mentioned, based on the Boise radio station. “However it was very loud. It seemed like a freight prepare and really extreme shaking.”

There have been at the least 9 aftershocks however no rapid studies of great harm or accidents, based on the Idaho Statesman.

It was probably the most highly effective earthquake since a 6.9-magnitude struck Borah Peak in 1983, killing two folks, based on the Statesman. It will even be the second-largest within the state’s recorded historical past if it is not downgraded.

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The quake got here lower than two weeks after a 5.7-magnitude hit Salt Lake Metropolis.

The USGS mentioned extra aftershocks ought to observe within the subsequent a number of days, based on the Statesman.