4.9 magnitude earthquake triggers rock slides in Idaho

CHALLIS, Idaho (AP) — A 4.9 magnitude earthquake in remote Custer County triggers rock slides but causes no damages or injuries.

Linda Lumpkin, a dispatcher for the sheriff's office says everyone there felt it but they received no reports of damages.

The earthquake was recorded at 10:44 a.m. and was centered about 4 miles east of Challis, a small town of about 1,000 in the center of the state surrounded by U.S. National Forest land.

Limpkin says it caused rock slides that blocked some lanes on several roads, so sheriff's deputies went out to direct traffic as the transportation department started clean-up.