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Several small earthquakes reported this month near Challis

2.0 magnitude earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon about 30 miles southwest of Challis. A second, smaller 1.7 quake, was reported about 23 miles southwest of Challis as well. (File Photo)

Several small earthquakes have been reported in the Challis area this month by the U.S. Geological Survey.

A 2.0 magnitude earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon about 30 miles southwest of Challis. A second, smaller 1.7 quake, was reported about 23 miles southwest of town as well.

On Wednesday, a 2.8 magnitude quake was reported.

The largest earthquake to hit the Gem State in the past 30 days has been in southeast Idaho (near Soda Springs). On Jan. 26, a 4.3 earthquake was reported.

In 1983, two children were killed in Challis while they walked to school after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake occurred near Borah Peak.


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