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Moderate earthquake – Ponderay, Idaho on April 24, 2015

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Magnitude : 4.2

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2015-04-23 22:43:35

GMT/UTC Time : 2015-04-24 05:43:35

Depth (Hypocenter) : 5 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Northern Idaho Apr 24 05:43 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It
  • coeur d alene – Woke me up, thought I was dreaming. Heard the ceiling fan rattling.
  • Heron, MT – Woke everyone up! Shaking for 30 seconds
  • Athol, ID – Rattled the fireplace. Loud rumble.
  • Rathdrum – Lots of shaking and rattling! Lasted about 5 seconds but was much more noticeable than the one earlier this evening.
  • Post Falls – Strong shaking for first 3 seconds then tapering off over the next 5 or so seconds
  • Elk, Washington – House rumbled for 10 seconds. Fun stuff!
  • Bonners Ferry, Idaho – Woke us up…maybe 20-30 seconds. Stronger than the first, rumbling and shaking which seemed to hesitate for a second or so a little more than midway through.
  • coeur d’alene – no damage. heard a slight rumbling almost like distance thunder. slight shaking and my cats were acting strange. One of my cats had just been sitting, just acting alert for the last several hours.
  • priest river – Didn’t feel the first one. But felt the second. No damage or awakened kids.
  • Coeur d’Alene – Felt this one too. Pictures on the walls rattling. Lasted only a few seconds.
  • Bonners Ferry ID – House started shaking drywall cracked. shook hole house.Thought house was going to fall in.
  • Ponderay, ID – I was just getting up to give my mother a hug and it hit. Spooked me and my dog pretty bad, never been in an earthquake before.
  • Bayview, id – 2nd one very loud “sonic boom” focused on N side of house. (toward epicenter); shaking for 2 seconds. initial thought was an explosion hit next door.
  • Coeur D Alene – shaking like a train going past building.
  • Fairchild Air Force Base – Only felt mild shaking for less than 5 seconds
  • Colville, WA – Woke me up!
  • sandpoint – Felt both quakes. Second was longer and louder. My first earthquake.
  • Coeur d’Alene, ID – Felt 2ND of two quakes. Sounded like a large gust of wind slammed into my house. Shook the whole house for about 5-10 seconds. No damage known
  • Spokane – Just a deep slow rumble for about 5 to 10 seconds, scary. No damage
  • Sagle – Felt like the house was knocked off its foundation. Strong wave like motion. Loud.
  • priest river – Laying in bed and our room started shaking felt like a train right outside our house
  • laclede – Laying in bed shook about 15 sec they can keep these in Ca and Alaska
  • Vay idaho – Heard and felt both quakes tonite the second one was a harder jolt then the first hope thats all!! Getting A LITTLE CREEPED OUT HERE
  • Rathdrum – Doors and windows rattled, whole house shook, and it was somewhat loud, like doors slamming or pounding on walls. It only lasted for a few seconds. My first earthquake!!
  • Post Falls – It woke me up, felt the bed shaking, wife thought it was the dog leaning against the bed scratching for about 3-5 seconds.
USGS Ponderay, Idaho Apr 24 05:43 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Sagle – This one hit harder and longer than the last one. Loud boom and longer rumble, the house shook pretty hard. No damage known.
  • Ponderay – On a second floor, was long enough and strong to get up, to find a safe place.
  • Garfield Bay – Serious movement, lasted longer than the first one this evening. Wave like motion. LOUD!
USGS Sandpoint, Idaho Apr 24 02:32 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • sandpoint – loud rumble 5 second shake
  • Hope – Loud boom with 15 sec of shaking.
  • sandpoint – Felt it
  • coeur d alene – crazy
  • Sandpoint, ID – Sounded like thunder, shaking, and lasted about 8 seconds.
  • heron, MT – I was outside feeding my horses. They all quit eating, looked around confused and the ground shook. My mom, in the house felt the house vibrate.
  • Heron, Mt – Log house shook for 5 secs
  • Sagle – Sharp hard hit, whole house shaking, 4+ seconds!
  • Coeur d Alene – No damage just rumbling and shaking.
  • Sagle – we were thinking at first it was thunder but it continued shaking the house!
  • Sagel, ID – Low rumble, then what felt like a wave from the front of the house to the back.
  • Sagel, ID – Low rumble, then what felt like a wave from the front of the house to the back.
  • Sagle – No Damage. House shook and trembled, after initial hard explosion sound, for about 5 seconds.
  • Bonners Ferry – Just a quick shaking of the entire house, maybe a second or two, low rumble heard
  • Hope Idaho – I was inside and I heard a loud boom and the house vibrated. I thought something big exploded and went outside to look for a fireball. I’m not aware of any damage.
  • sagle – No damage.
  • Libby – No damage.
  • Kellogg, Idaho – Unknown if there’s any damage.
  • Newport – vibration with rumble, no damage
  • Clark Fork ID – Loud “whump” and the house shook as though something had hit it. Brief tremors after that.
  • CDA – Loud rumble like a train close by..walls shaking..house shaking…nothing crazy
  • Bonners Ferry – I was inside when it happened. It felt like a huge gust of wind hitting the house. The windows creaked. It lasted about 3 seconds or so. No damage here.
  • Sandpoint – Thought it was a train but a little louder noise wise. Also rattled the house a little.
  • Dover – I thought it was a train…guess it was an earthquake.
  • Hayden – Hardly knew what was going on, it sounded like a freight train or thunder. After the noise ended I went outside to look at the sky expecting a storm and there were no clouds. It wasn’t until later on facebook when I realized what had happened.
  • Dover – Whole house shook and a very loud boom
  • Bonners Ferry – Felt like a big blast from all heater ducts in the whole house came on at once, but no heater were on. 3-4 seconds.
  • Sagle – No damage known, loud rumble sounded like an explosion outside, whole house shook, felt the rumble under our feet twice within seconds.
  • Sagle – Loud rumble sort of like thunder. Felt some shaking briefly inside house. No damage.
  • Sagle – Big rumble like trains colliding. Then shaking pause another shake
  • bonners ferry idaho – Light shaking slight rumble
  • Sagle – Rumble started, continued to get louder. House was shaking vigorously – could hear joists moving. Seemed to last about 15 seconds. Longest earthquake I’ve ever felt.
  • Kootenai – Sounded like a train right outside the house
  • sandpoint, id – No damage, Thought that it was a train at first.
  • Newport – No shaking or vibrations but we heard what sounded like a military helicopter or loud rumbling truck.
  • Sandpoint – Heard a boom, then just swaying and shaking for several seconds
  • Sandpoint – Felt it for about 30 seconds
  • Hayden ID – Felt something shaking a little but I wasn’t sure what. later I turn on my tv to find out there was a 4.1 earthquake!
  • Priest River Idaho – I was laying down and felt the house move from front to back like a small wave.
  • Priest River – Loud rumble, windows shook…lasted about 4 seconds.
  • Sandpoint – n/a
  • Coeur d alene – Rattled the china.
  • Sagle, Idaho (9 miles south of Sandpoint – I felt an aftershock at approximately 10:45 pm PDT – the house shook for 10-15 seconds; very different from the initial quake which presented as a short-lived, loud explosion.
  • coeur d alene – Felt the whole bed rumble
  • Spokane – I was laying in my bed and it started shaking for a couple seconds.
  • Coeur D Alene, ID – Heard a rumbling sound and felt the house creak. Very noticeable
  • laclede, ID – slow boom like log truck l accident then shaking
  • hayden – My windows shook and the ground under my feet shook
  • sandpoint – Loud rumble shaking the house. No mistake earthquake. Probably felt it 10 seconds. No damage.
  • Sandpoint – Another quake at 10:45. Shook pretty good for 10-15 seconds
  • Coeur D’Alene – Around 10:50pm. Whole apartment building shook. Lasted 5+ seconds
  • Athol – It shook the house. I could also hear it.
  • CDA – Crazy! Loud rumble – similar to thunder than about 6sec of shaking
  • Coeur D Alene – Felt like a 3 or 4 second long rumble, like a train passed by.
  • Steptoe Washington – Felt it. Haven’t felt one since I moved from Oklahoma
  • Post Falls, Idaho – Heard it more than felt the earthquake.
  • Sandpoint, ID – Felt like a very exaggerated version of the trains that come through here at night. Rumbling, swaying.
  • Sandpoint – No damage
  • sandpoint – 2nd one hope that’s it!!! Definitely stronger than the first
EMSC Northern Idaho Apr 24 02:32 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It
  • Coeur d alene – Just a short rumble through the house
  • Sandpoint – Loud boom and shaking for 10 seconds
  • Sagle, ID – House shook a bit, and a few minutes later, a lighter one was felt.
  • Bonners Ferry – Felt shaking while inside house for approximately 3 seconds.
  • Coeur d’Alene – Obvious rumbling, lasted about 3 seconds.
  • Athol, ID – Deep rumble like a large plane taking off, shaking enough for various items upstairs to be moving around
  • Careywood, ID – I was a little over a mile away at the time. Light boom sound for about 7 seconds with the windows rattling for about 10 to 15 seconds. Since it woke me from my nap and I didn’t feel the bed shake, I assumed it was coming from sort of “sonic boom effect” caused by a high flying military jet.
  • Careywood, ID – I was a little over a mile away at the time. Light boom sound for about 7 seconds with the windows rattling for about 10 to 15 seconds. Since it woke me from my nap and I didn’t feel the bed shake, I assumed it was coming from sort of “sonic boom effect” caused by a high flying military jet.
  • priest river Id – no damage. deer running around. very loud. like out of balance washing machine
  • Sagle, Idaho (9 miles south of Sandpoint – I heard and felt what I thought was a very loud explosion – it was very short-lived with no sustained shaking that one would associate with an earthquake.
  • sandpoint – Sounded like thunder and the whole house shook! Hubby was hunting and they said it was a loud rumble that kept going! Been in earth quakes near Seattle and this shook the house way more and was loud
  • Hayden Lake – Felt like a train was passing close by. Felt first around 7:33pm and second quake around 10:45pm. Both quakes felt similar in strength and duration (10 sec). No damage to house.
  • hayden, idaho – No damage. Shook house for 5-10 seconds.
  • Sandpoint – I was at work in the hospital and I thought the medevac helicopter was taking off! Ran outside and no helicopter…
  • Coeur d Alene – I felt and heard the rumble. I thought a mack truck or something was going down my street.
  • Sandpoint – First thought of thunder or an explosion then light shaking for several seconds first one at 7.30, again but little stronger at 10.30, very strange for sandpoint area.
  • Bovill – Felt a little shaking
  • coeur d alene – Felt light shaking about 5 seconds

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