Earthquakes shake Idaho, British Columbia


BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Three earthquakes up to magnitude-4.2 and nearly a half-dozen aftershocks have jolted northern Idaho, with residents from Washington state to Montana saying they felt the tremors.

A Bonner County emergency dispatcher in Sandpoint said Friday morning that no injuries or damage were reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.1 quake hit first, around 7:32 p.m. Thursday. It was centered 30 miles northeast of Hayden.

A second quake of magnitude-4.2 struck a little more than three hours later and was centered 38 miles northeast of Hayden. A magnitude-3.3 temblor hit at 1:28 a.m. Friday in the same area.

Hundreds of people logged onto the Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information website to report feeling the quakes.

Also on Friday morning,  a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck British Columbia’s north coast.

There have been no reports of damage or injuries from the quake, which occurred at roughly 7 a.m. Friday about 130 miles (167 kilometers) southeast of the village of Queen Charlotte.

The National Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami is not expected to result.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) underground. It was felt in the archipelago of Haida Gwaii and along the north coast.

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