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Minor earthquake, 2.93 mag has occurred near Butte in Montana

Earthquake location 46.0153333S, -112.4956667WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Butte in Montana on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 13:03:49 / 1:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/10/15 / 2015-10-16 19:03:49 / October 16, 2015 @ 7:03 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of -2 km (-1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth -2 km, -112.4956667° West, 46.0153333° North. All ids that are associated to the event: mb80102504. Unique identifier: mb80102504.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena, Anaconda, Butte-Silver Bow (Balance) (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 3 km (2 miles) from Butte (c. 34 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Butte-Silver Bow (Balance) (c. 33 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Anaconda (c. 9 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 3 km ENE of Butte, Montana.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.93 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.4956667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.0153333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ENE of Butte, Montana Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-16 19:03:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-16 19:37:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 0 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 132 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network mb The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,mb, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 41 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.196 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 quarry blast Type of seismic event.
Event ID mb80102504 Id of event.
Event Code 80102504 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80102504, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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