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Earthquake: M 4.5 quake strikes near Whitefish in Montana

Earthquake location 48.4145S, -114.2872WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (mg/mb) has occurred on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Whitefish in Montana. The temblor was reported at 11:58:48 / 11:58 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 8.88 km (6 miles). Global time of event 2014-11-15 06:58:48 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -114.2872 West, latitude 48.4145 North, depth 8.88 km.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -114.2872° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 48.4145° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km E of Whitefish, Montana Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2014-11-15 06:58:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2014-11-15 07:26:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 63 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.53 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 337 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources us A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.668 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usc000sxju Id of event.
Event Code c000sxju An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000sxju A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Bonnie

    I felt this earthquake in the Happy Valley Subdivision,which is about 5 miles to Whitefish, We live in a 3 story house, I was on the second floor and there was an unfamiliar sound and our large, tall home really shook. It was really weird, never have felt one before. My pet birds were excited and shook up, but the rest of the family slept right through it!

  2. A.W.

    Felt the whole house shaking….took me by surprise! Lasted about 4 or 5 seconds with kind of a “rumbling” sound. A totally freaky experience!!

  3. Georgia

    We heard a loud rumbling that seemed to travel from NE to SW as the house shook. No damage discovered.

  4. Renee

    we felt it in Evergreen, near Kalispell, Montana

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