In the United States – an earthquake measuring 6.5 points, several smaller rocked Yellowstone

An earthquake measuring 6.5 occurred on Wednesday, April 1, in the area of Boise (Idaho) in the National forest salmon-Challis.

According to the U.S. Geological survey (USGS), this is the first earthquake by force more than 5 points occurred in the region over the past 50 years.

The epicenter of the tremors was a little more than 70 miles from Boise and about 200 miles from Yellowstone national Park, where also there were several small earthquakes. Information on destructions or injured yet.

In the USGS added that over the next week, there is a small chance of one or more aftershocks on a smaller scale.

Over the past 50 years in Idaho has not happened earthquake force 5 points or more. The largest in history – by force 6,9 points – caused the death of two children, which collapsed stone walls.

In addition to earthquakes, in Boise, on Wednesday, the region recorded many small earthquakes. In Yellowstone the two largest of them occurred in the West of the Park force, respectively, 3.1 and 2.6 points. Tremors of 2.9 points was registered in the South-East, and by the power of 2.2 points in the East of the Park, along Miller Creek.

The aftershocks of the earthquake near Boise was also felt in neighboring States Montana and Utah. We will remind, on March 18 in Utah, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7, whose epicenter was near the town of Magna.