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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2013 4:35 pm | Updated: 4:35 pm, Sun Oct 20, 2013.

    A small earthquake occurred in Teton County, Idaho, Friday evening but authorities said they received no reports of damage.

    The 3.6 magnitude quake happened at 6:05 p.m. about 9 miles southeast of Victor just inside the Idaho border and about 50 miles east of Idaho Falls.

    Residents in both Teton County, Idaho, and Teton County, Wyoming, posted comments online that they felt the quake and reported it to the media but the sheriff's departments in both counties said the temblor was so minor that no residents reported it to them.

    According to earthquaketrack.com, Idaho has had over 100 earthquakes during the past year while Wyoming has had 11, but none in either state even reached 4.0 magnitude (the minimum for a "light" earthquake that will likely cause damage).

    Friday's 3.6 earthquake near Victor was the most powerful temblor to hit either state during the past year but it was still classified as a "minor" earthquake. Quakes of this magnitude rarely cause damage and often go unnoticed.


 

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