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More earthquakes hit mountains near Stanley

The two strongest quakes, at 4.0 magnitudes, came just seconds apart Friday morning.

STANLEY, Idaho — Four earthquakes shook the ground near Stanley Thursday night and early Friday morning, as aftershocks continue months after a major quake hit Idaho.

The first earthquake, measured at a 3.0 magnitude, happened about six miles northwest of Stanley along Idaho 21 at about 8:04 p.m. Thursday.

It was followed by two stronger earthquakes - at 4.0 each - which came seconds apart at about 2:15 a.m. Friday. The 4.0 quakes were recorded about eight miles southwest of Stanley in the area of Baron Peak.

The final earthquake, another 3.0 magnitude, also shook the same area southwest of Stanley a few minutes later.

The earthquakes are the latest in a series of more than 1,000 aftershocks that have hit in the wake of a 6.5-magnitude quake recorded near Challis on March 31. Most of the aftershocks that followed were too small to be felt.

Scientists say that aftershocks could continue in that fault zone for a few years, although none are expected to be larger than the original quake. For more information, visit the USGS Earthquake Information page here.

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