On March 31st, 2020, a large earthquake struck Idaho and stunned many residents. It was purported to be the largest quake in the state since 1983. It is worthwhile to look at how the Earthquake impacted people in the area. The epicenter of the quake was about 73 miles northeast of Meridian, ID. That is a small town situated nearby the metro area of Boise. The quake registered as a 6.5 on the Richter scale, according to local area geologists. That is an impressive magnitude for a quake in the region. People were surprised when the sudden quake caused the event to take place in the area.
The nearly 6.9 magnitude Borah Peak earthquake happened back in 1983. That was and remains to be the state’s worst natural disaster. That quake killed two people and proved to be a big event for the state. It has been almost four decades since the quake happened. Now a new quake is disrupting the lives of people who want to secure support. The 6.5 earthquake was certainly a surprise to many local area residents. Residents took note of the incredible force of the modern-day quake. It shook many homes and caused the lights to short out for a while.
Some residents in Montana actually felt the recent quake. The Borah Peak earthquake was well known for its widespread damage. That previous quake caused millions of dollars in damage to properties in the state. The 6.9 magnitudes Borah Peak quake-damaged 39 residential properties and 11 commercial buildings. It is not likely that the modern-day quake will match that disaster. But it was an alarm bell to local area people who know about the risk. Local residents were ready to shelter in their homes. But the quake did not last very long.
News Idaho says more major damage recorded. This is Idaho strongest ever