Thousands of the residents from the Southeast Idaho were shook after the 62 earthquakes occurred in less than 24 hours, from Saturday night to Sunday night. Though, reporters said that it did not seem any physical injuries or the structural damages.
According to the United States Geographical survey, the first quake occurred was registered as the largest earthquake of 5.3 magnitudes on Richter scale, which thrilled the towns residing in southern Idaho and northern Utah. And all the others were measured as in the range of 2.7 to 4.5. Starting from Saturday evening at 5:56 pm, the major earthquake was shaking towns as from the Rexburg to the Salt Lake City.
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Jim Pechmann, a seismologist from the University of Utah said that, “A magnitude 5.3 is a decent-sized, moderate earthquake. It’s not surprising that it was felt all throughout northern Utah, as well as in southeastern Idaho and western Wyoming. Items might have fallen off shelves in towns closest to the epicenter but the earthquake wasn’t strong enough for significant structural damage. I’m sure that people felt it fairly strongly for at least a few seconds. ”
As the Unites States Geographical survey reported, the epicenter was around 11 miles long from the Soda Springs. Also the Utah’s seismologist stations said that the people reported that they felt the shocks in Wyoming, Idaho and also in northern Utah including Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Brigham City, Draper and Provo.