Lava Hot Springs Residents React to Earthquakes

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Updated: 5/07/2013 4:05 pm
Residents across east Idaho are taking stock this morning after a pair of earthquakes near Lava Hot Springs shook the region.

KPVI spoke with some residents of the town closest to the quake for their reaction now that the shaking's stopped.

The epicenter was near Fish Creek Summit, east of Lava Hot Springs and talking to residents of Lava, they didn't think it was an earthquake at first.

"I was just looking at the walls moving and going, 'what's going on' and I couldn't believe it," said Stephen Jones, "(Then) it finally kicked in that we're having a little bit of an earthquake."

"We were just getting ready to go to bed and we were sitting there watching TV and the bed started shaking and I thought my husband stumbled and had fallen," said MaryLu Irick. "I've never felt anything like that before, I've lived in Idaho my whole life but I've never felt and earthquake like that."

One woman KPVI talked to did report a little minor damage. She said a picture frame broke and some books fell out of a bookcase.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the two quakes measured 4.2 and 3.6 on the Richter scale.
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