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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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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N