A small quake or two? Not rare. But Stanley has seen over a dozen earthquakes in the last 24 hours.

It's a seismically active area on any given day of the year but rarely do we get to see THIS MANY small quakes in one day. The largest of the grouping was a 4.1 magnitude which is easily felt by people.

Although the quakes listed here are listed in distance from Stanley, ID (the closest town) all of them occurred about 70-75 miles from Boise.

According to the USGS (for the trailing 24 hours of 1pm 11/15/2020:

  • Magnitude 2.6: 15 km NNW of Stanley, Idaho
  • Magnitude 2.5: 17 km NNW of Stanley, Idaho
  • Magnitude 2.6: 13 km NNW of Stanley, Idaho
  • Magnitude 2.6: 15 km NNW of Stanley, Idaho
  • Magnitude 3.6: 14 km NW of Stanley, Idaho
  • Magnitude 3.3: 15 km NNW of Stanley, Idaho
  • Magnitude 3.5: 14 km NNW of Stanley, Idaho
  • Magnitude 3.1: 12 km NNW of Stanley, Idaho
  • Magnitude 2.9: 16 km NNW of Stanley, Idaho
  • Magnitude 4.1: 14 km NNW of Stanley, Idaho
  • Magnitude 2.6: 14 km NNW of Stanley, Idaho
  • Magnitude 2.6: 15 km NNW of Stanley, Idaho

The USGS earthquake map show all earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.5 or higher. Earlier than the above quakes, they recorded a magnitude 4.3 earthquake, 73 miles from Boise, ID on Friday, Nov 13, 3:54 AM.

In addition, there were 132 earthquakes LES THAN magnitude 2.0, which people aren't generally able to feel.

We all know the USGS is a great resource for all things earthquake related, but there are several others. One of our favorites is Volcano Discovery. That site has cool info, videos, education on volcanoes and earthquakes...they even do volcano tours! (We don't have any connection with them, I just think it's a cool site.)