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By Roger Dey
Editor, Blackfoot Valley Dispatch 

Rumble and Shake: Little Damage but Rattled Nerves

 

Roger Dey, Blackfoot Valley Dispatch

Soup cans oil and hot sauces litter an aisle in D&D Foodtown after Thursday morning's earthquake.

LINCOLN - About eight and a half miles below Ken and Sandy Crymble's home in Mead Gulch, something moved.

"I thought the cabin exploded. I didn't know," Crymble said. "The cabin was shaking and there just a loud, huge noise."

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a "shallow strike-slip faulting" motion triggered a 5.8 magnitude earthquake almost directly beneath the Crymble home at 12:30 a.m., July 6.

As a retired fire chief, Crymble had years of experience. Awaking from a deep sleep by pages and alerts, and the area around Lincoln has a somewhat active seismic history, so he'd experie...



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