Strong aftershock in Idaho linked to 6.5-magnitude earthquake

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      A series of earthquakes have been shaking Idaho since a major quake hit the state in late March, and one of the largest aftershocks shook the state capital last night.

      A quake struck the northwestern state at 11:21 p.m. local time (10:21 p.m. B.C. time) yesterday (June 24).

      The U.S. Geological Survey reported it as a 4.6-magnitude quake with an epicentre at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), located 27 kilometres (17 miles) northwest of Stanley, Idaho, and 117 kilometres (72 miles) northwest of the capital Boise, Idaho.

      The quake is reported to be the second largest aftershock from a 6.5-magnitude quake that hit northwest of Stanley, Idaho, on March 31, followed by a 4.8-magnitude aftershock about 35 minutes afterward.

      Yesterday, a 5.8-magnitude quake shook central California, followed by several aftershocks, including a 4.6-magnitude temblor. The day before (June 23), a major 7.4-magnitude quake struck near Oaxaca in southern Mexico, causing damage and a small tsunami.

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