A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Helena Valley Northwest in Montana. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80120229. Id of event: mb80120229. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.45 km (5 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:50:07 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -112.0195 West, latitude 46.7993333 North, depth = 7.45 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 13:50:07 / January 15, 2016 @ 1:50 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 23 km (14 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Helena, Helena Valley Southeast, Helena Valley West Central (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km NNE of Helena Valley Northwest, Montana.
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