Boise State Geologists Begin Research On Idaho Earthquake And Aftershocks

May 28, 2020


Idaho experienced a 6.5 earthquake on March 31. That was pretty scary and unusual for Idaho. But, it was also really exciting for geologists in the state, country and world. In fact, this earthquake, and the subsequent aftershocks, were so unusual that they’re telling scientists quite a bit about the earth’s crust in Idaho and the Mountain West. 

Now, with two grants from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey, Boise State University researchers are gearing up to begin studying just this. 

Joining Idaho Matters today are Dylan Mikesell, the lead on the National Science Foundation grant, Lee Liberty, the lead on the USGS award, and Jeffrey Johnson, a co-principal investigator with their team. 

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