A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Helena Valley Northwest in Montana. Exact location, longitude -112.086° West, latitude 46.7201° North, depth = 6.32 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:42:46 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 07:42:46 / October 17, 2015 @ 7:42 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.32 km (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003pbh. Unique identifier: us10003pbh.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km WSW of Helena Valley Northwest, Montana. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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