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A 3.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Idaho, USA.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

An hour ago, USGS reported a 3.9-magnitude earthquake 26 miles northwest of Stanley, Idaho, USA at a shallow depth of 11.2km. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported the quake at the same magnitude.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised in the next few hours as seismologists review their data. Based on preliminary data it is believed that the earthquake did not cause any significant damage.

Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Stanley (pop. 68) located 26 miles from the epicenter, Challis (pop. 1000) 49 miles away, and Lakeport (pop. 3,100) 50 miles away.

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