SODA SPRINGS, Idaho — A 5.3 earthquake rocked southeast Idaho Saturday, September 2.
The United States Geological Survey reported the earthquake originated about 17 miles east of Soda Springs, Idaho just before 6 p.m.
Carolyn Weed, who works at Lallatin Food Town in Soda Springs told KID Newsradio the earthquake was “pretty freaky,” adding the floor started shaking, groceries fell off the shelves and mirrors continued to shake almost 20 minutes after the initial rumblings could be felt.
A convenience store clerk also said he could visibly see the store move “like a wave.”
“We were kind of just standing here and the whole store shook, kind of like a wave,” Ki Lamberton, a clerk at Quik Stop in Soda Springs told KID Newsradio. “I was looking down the long ways of the store and could literally see the store move up in waves and then like cigarettes were all in disarray.”
Lamberton says the quake only lasted a second or two but was big enough to move the store, if only briefly.
USGS reports the earthquake could be felt as far away as Rexburg and parts of Utah.