Most earthquakes in Idaho occur along a belt of seismicity called the Intermountain Seismic Belt. This belt extends from the northwest corner of Montana, along the Idaho-Wyoming border, through Utah, and into southern Nevada. In Idaho, the Yellowstone Hotspot has interacted with the Basin and Range Province to create a more complicated pattern of earthquakes and mountain building called the Yellowstone Tectonic Parabola. As a result, this zone includes at least eight major active faults and had been the site of numerous earthquake swarms and seismic events including the two largest historic earthquakes in the Intermountain West.
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