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The Pocatello Valley, Idaho, earthquake

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)

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Abstract

A Richter magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred at 8:31 p.m mountain daylight time on March 27, 1975, near the Utah-Idaho border in Pocatello Valley. The epicenter of the main shock was located at 42.094° N, 112.478° W, and had a focal depth of 5.5 km. This earthquake was the largest in the continental United States since the destructive San Fernando earthquake of February 1971. The main shock was preceded by a magnitude 4.5 foreshock on March 26. 

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The Pocatello Valley, Idaho, earthquake
Series title:
Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume:
7
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1975
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S Geological Survey
Description:
3 p.
First page:
16
Last page:
18
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho; Utah
Other Geospatial:
Pocatello Valley
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