(SANDPOINT, ID)- Not just one, but two sizable quakes rattled the Lower Clark Valley late Thursday night, with the shaking being felt over a wide area of Northern Idaho and far Western Montana.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the first shaking at 7:32 PDT in the evening, with the epicenter of the 4.1 magnitude earthquake just 13-miles southeast of Sandpoint, just east of Lake Oreille. That was enough to be felt as far east as Noxon and Trout Creek in Montana, where residents reported feeling their houses shake with what felt like "thunder", rattling glasses and furniture.
But the shaking didn't stop there.
Three hours later a second, larger quake was recorded in the same vicinity.
USGS reports the second quake was 4.2 magnitude with an epicenter 9-miles east of Ponderay, Idaho that hit just before 11 p.m. local time.
However that wasn't the end of the shaking. A third quake, actually more of an aftershock, measuring 3.3 magnitude was recorded around 1:30 Friday morning, with an epicenter 8-miles east of Sandpoint.
Bonner County officials reported no damage was the quakes although some downed trees were noticed near the epicenter of the first quake.
Although a magnitude 4 earthquake is still considered to be "light", the two quakes were fairly shallow, just 5-kilometers below the surface, making them more noticeable to residents in the area.