Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Three Earthquakes Rattle Challis

Posted By on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Residents of Challis rolled through two aftershocks, following a 3.3. magnitude earthquake March 24.

Scientists at the Idaho National Lab reported three low level seismic events in the Custer County community, the first at 12:43 p.m., centered just northeast of Challis. Two more, smaller quakes were recorded at 12:57 p.m. and 1:18 p.m.

There were no reports of any damage.

Monday's earthquakes followed two smaller quakes centered just south of Challis on March 20.

Some Challis residents vividly recall the 1983 Borah Peak earthquake, which measured 6.9 on the Richter scale, the most significant earthquake recorded in Idaho. Two Challis children were killed by falling masonry as they walked to school, and the Challis-Mackay region suffered $12.5 million in damage following the 1983 quake.

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