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3/24/2008

Why is the Magic Valley shaking?

Idaho, USA
Residents across the Magic Valley reported feeling the earth shake -- but no quakes have been recorded.

Residents across the Magic Valley have been calling and e-mailing the news station this week, saying it feels like the earth is rumbling and shaking. Seismologists say those tremors didn't show up on their equipment. Tuesday night dozens of calls came in from across the Magic Valley. "It was various, from people thinking there was someone on top of their house, to someone breaking in, to generally just the house shaking." Many people wonder if it was an aftershock from the earthquake in Wells last month. A science professor has his own theory - "I call them mud quakes. I believe this to be from water withdrawal from the sediments on the rock."


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