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6.5 earthquake hits Idaho; strikes felt through Montana

Posted at 6:34 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 20:43:08-04

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck about 44 miles west of Challis, Idaho, Tuesday night, and residents all over western and central Montana reported feeling the shocks.

Reports started coming in to Q2's Great Falls sister station, KRTV, at about 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday. Some of the messages sent to MTN News:

Sarah Reynolds Johnson: "Just had an earthquake - felt it pretty hard here in Missoula, friends in Butte, Great Falls, and Bigfork felt it too!"

Tina Gac Grismer: "Did Great Falls feel the a earthquake? Definitely did in Ulm"
"I just felt an earth quake on couch or am I going nuts"
"Did we just had a little shake? (Earthquake)"
"Just felt a big earthquake!!!!"

Click here to visit the U.S. Geological Survey incident page .

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