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EARTHQUAKE 1-3-15 LMS

A 4.9 earthquake rocked the town of Challis and surrounding areas at 10:44 this morning. Three aftershocks were felt at 10:49, 10:51 and at 11:06. So far there have been no reports of damage.

The quake occurred at a depth of 5.09 miles and was located 4.3 miles east of Challis. This follows two small quakes that took place on December 30 six miles southeast of Challis.

This morning’s quake is the same magnitude as the one that struck Challis in April of 2014. That 4.9 was the strongest in a swarm of quakes which took place over a period of several weeks and prompted some seismic studies of the area.


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