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Minor earthquakes shake northern Utah, southeast Idaho

Minor earthquakes shake northern Utah, southeast Idaho


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SODA SPRINGS, Idaho — A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck just before 6 p.m. in southeast Idaho, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The agency reported four separate quakes in an area about 10 miles east of Soda Springs, Idaho.

The first was a 4.3-magnitude earthquake at about 5:55 p.m., followed by a 5.3-magnitude shake about a minute later.

Two weaker aftershocks took place, one 3.1 magnitude and the other 3.2, about 10 minutes later, according to the USGS.

Aftershocks continued, with a handful smaller shakes taking place periodically until about 6:44 p.m., according to USGS.

Only slight damage occurs with earthquakes at those levels of intensity, according to the USGS.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Jacob Klopfenstein


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