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SUMMARY OF CENTRAL IDAHO 1944 EARTHQUAKE

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Name:                    Central Idaho
Local Date (Time):       Jul 12, 1944  (12:30 p.m.)
GMT Date (Time):         Jul 12, 1944  (1930)
Location:                ~ 20 mi. W of Custer, ID
Epicenter:               44 24.60   115 03.60   [6]
Magnitude:               6.1  [6]
Intensity:               VII  [7]
Felt Area:               153,000 Sq. Kilometers [7]

Significant aftershocks: None

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  Daily Bulletin (Blackfoot, ID) (last date searched 07/17/1944)
     Headline:               Boise Reports Earth Tremor
     Date:                   07/12/1944
     Info Categories:        A, E, I, N, P

     Headline:               Sharp Earthquake Reported In West
     Date:                   07/13/1944
     Info Categories:        E, S


  Idaho Daily Statesman (Boise, ID) (last date searched 07/15/1944)
     Headline:               Earth Temblors Rock Boise And Environs
     Date:                   07/12/1944
     Info Categories:        E, H, I, P, S


  Salt Lake Tribune  (last date searched 07/17/1944)
     Headline:               Quakes Hit Northwest, Idaho Area
     Date:                   07/13/1944
     Info Categories:        E, H, L, P

     Headline:               U Seismograph Records Quake
     Date:                   07/14/1944
     Info Categories:        E

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Additional Sources of Information Available

      
     Title:               Earthquakes in Idaho
     Publication:         Seismicity in the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised)
     Info Categories:     B, G
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