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6.5-magnitude Idaho earthquake felt in B.C.’s wine country

6.5-magnitude Idaho earthquake felt by B.C. residents
WATCH: A significant earthquake in Idaho on Tuesday afternoon was felt by residents across southern B.C. and Alberta.

An earthquake in Idaho on Tuesday afternoon was felt by residents of B.C.’s wine country.

The 6.5-magnitude earthquake was located 72 kilometres west of Challis, Idaho, and occurred at 4:52 p.m. PT, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It also had a depth of 10 km.

Challis is an approximate 10-hour drive south of Osoyoos, B.C.

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Shortly after the earthquake, Global News in Kelowna received several calls from area residents.

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One Central Okanagan woman says items in her first-storey apartment unit were shaking on Tuesday afternoon.

“Everything started to move,” said Shelley Stoochnow of Winfield.

“The building moved … I was watching my blinds and the pull-strings moving. The light over my table was swaying pretty good.”

She added “it was a horrible feeling. It kind of gives you that sick-overall feeling.”

Stoochnow said the swaying lasted between 60 and 90 seconds.

The earthquake could also be felt in other parts of B.C., including the Fraser Valley and the Thompson region. One couple living 20 minutes east of Kamloops said a light above their kitchen island slightly swayed, as did some outside glass wind chimes.

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