Weather blog: Update on southeastern Idaho earthquakes

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Published: Sep. 28, 2017 at 2:50 PM MDT
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The earthquake activity across Southeastern Idaho, near Soda Springs, is getting less frequent and less intense since the Sept. 2 5.3 magnitude quake near Soda Springs.

Since the 5.3 magnitude earthquake, there have been nearly 400 (396) aftershocks of 2.5 magnitude or greater. Twenty-seven of those quakes measured 4.0 or greater. Although 4.0 is not dangerous it is high on the scale that seismologist consider "safe."

At this time, it doesn't appear that this activity is forecasting something bigger. Most of the seismologist I've seen in stories on this topic say while a much bigger quake could happen the likelihood is very very low.