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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Idaho, shaking felt in Alberta

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.

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.

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