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Two more earthquakes reported near Stanley on Saturday

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit nine kilometers northwest of Stanley on Saturday, less than two weeks after another 4.0 earthquake was reported in the same area.

STANLEY, Idaho — Editor's note: The above video discusses the findings from research conducted after a 6.5 earthquake hit central Idaho in March 2020.

Less than two weeks after a 4.0 magnitude earthquake was reported near Stanley, two more earthquakes were reported in the same area on Saturday evening.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit nine kilometers northwest of Stanley at 5:47 p.m. on Saturday. Less than two hours later, a 2.8 magnitude earthquake was reported 10 kilometers northwest of Stanley at 7:34 p.m. 

No damage has been reported as a result of Saturday's earthquakes and no reports of feeling the earthquake in the Treasure Valley have been made.

The earthquakes reported Sunday hit nearly two weeks after another 4.0 magnitude earthquake was reported 18 kilometers northwest of Stanley on Sept. 18. Multiple other earthquakes below a 4.0 magnitude were also reported between Sept. 9-18.

Stanley and the surrounding area have been a hotspot for earthquakes since late March 2020, when a 6.5 magnitude earthquake centered 45 miles west of Challis struck central Idaho. That earthquake was felt throughout the Treasure Valley and in six surrounding states.

Nearly 200 aftershocks were reported throughout central and southern Idaho after the initial earthquake in March. Aftershocks most frequently occurred in Cascade, Challis and Idaho City, but multiple earthquakes above a 3.5 magnitude have been reported in Stanley since that time, including a 4.2 magnitude earthquake near the Sawtooth Range that caused a rockslide in August 2020.

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