While a lot of us were bouncing back from the Christmas holiday, earthquakes were rocking the Gem State... and no one noticed.

It happens more often than we realize

If the idea of being in a natural disaster frightens you, you might want to reconsider living in Idaho. According to Volcano Discovery, Idaho experienced 1,641 earthquakes up to a 4.2 magnitude in 2023.

We don't know about you but that's a terrifying number. Sure, they weren't as destructive as some earthquakes Idaho has seen in the past, but we'll have more on that in a bit.

In December of 2023 alone, Idaho reportedly had 111 earthquakes with a magnitude up to 3.6 according to AllQuakes.com. The most recent earthquake at the time of this article's publishing took place on December 30 about 60 miles northeast of Boise.

With as much earthquake activity as we've seen, does this mean that we're getting closer to something bigger?

Using information from EarthquakeTrack.com, we were able to look at some of the strongest earthquakes to ever take place in Idaho. If an earthquake as strong as these were to ever strike Idaho again, there are a few things that we could do to stay as safe as possible.

Tips For Staying Safe During An Earthquake in Idaho

Here are some tips on how to stay safe during an earthquake according to the CDC.

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

Idaho has had its fair share of deadly earthquakes. The strongest earthquake to ever take place in Idaho had a 6.9 magnitude and took place 41 years ago.

Here are the top nine strongest earthquakes to ever strike Idaho. Were you present for any of them? If you have a story or photos, we would love to know about them here.

The 9 Strongest Earthquakes To Ever Strike Idaho

Let's take a look at some of the strongest earthquakes ever to strike Idaho.

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

Idaho's Top 10 Leading Causes of Death

This is according to the CDC

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