Wednesday, April 1st 2020, 5:37 am - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake was detected in Idaho on Tuesday, with shaking reported as far away as Calgary.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake struck at 5:52 p.m. MDT at a relatively shallow depth of 10 km, roughly 125 km away from the capital, Boise. There have been no reports of injuries so far, according to the Idaho Office of Emergency Management.
As of Tuesday evening local time, the Boise Police Department confirmed on Twitter that there wereno reports of damage.
Shaking was reported in several neighbouring states, as well as north of the International Border in Alberta, where several people in Calgary reported shaking on social media.
Felt my couch shake and watched the computer cords sway. Did I just feel an earthquake in Calgary?! #yyc #calgary #alberta #whattheChristina Pederson on Twitter
Definitely felt that Idaho earthquake in downtown #yyc! Chair shaking and lamps swaying! 😬 Anyone else feel it?Kelsey MacDonald on Twitter
This week in the #BattleofAlberta: Edmonton: Oooh, baby ,try topping our 10-20 cm of snow to end March. Calgary: Hold our earthquake. #yeg #YycCourtney Theriault on Twitter
While Western Canada is seismically active, the majority of the region's earthquakes are on or offshore of the coast, with large tremors rarer the further eastward one goes.