The capital of Idaho, Boise was struck by a huge earthquake in the northern region Tuesday evening, with people reporting that the whole area shook dangerously. 

An earth tremor of magnitude 6.5 struck the region around 6 p.m., centered 73 miles (118 kilometers) northeast of meridian, around the rural mountain town of Stanley, a report by the U.S. Geological Survey said. 

However, there were no reports of any kind of injuries or damage caused due to the tremor. 

According to the USGS, the Idaho quake was felt by over 2 million people who live in that region. Further, the shaking from the quake was felt by people from all the way up to Salt Lake City, Utah, and Helena, Montana. One of the emergency room health coordinators at the St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center, Marcus Smith said that the hospital, which is located about 65 miles (104 kilometers) south of the epicenter was shaking. However, he added that the shaking due to the quake did not interfere with the treatment of any of the patients. 

The hospital in Blaine County is also one of the nation’s frontline defenses against the COVID-19 virus outbreak and deals with the nation’s highest per-capita rates outside of New York City. 

“It felt like a wave going through the ground, so I knew right away what it was. It just felt like waves going through the ground,” Smith said. 

The owner of the Bridge Street Grill in Stanley, Brett Woolley said that before he could feel the quake coming he could already hear it. According to him, the earthquake came with a huge roar, which initially felt like the wind, but then it became even more tremendous.

“The whole house was rattling, and I started to panic. I'm sitting here perfectly still and the water next to me is still vibrating,” Wolley told ABC News.

Dr. Lucy Jones, a seismologist at Caltech and the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Seismology, said that Idaho experienced earthquakes of this magnitude every 30-40 years. The last time Idaho experienced something similar was in 1983 when an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 killed 2 two children and caused property damage over $12 million across the regions of Challis and Mackay.

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