A 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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