A light earthquake with magnitude 4.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Lincoln in Montana. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: mb80122004. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004w2a, mb80122004. The temblor was detected at 12:31:44 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 19:31:44 / January 30, 2016 @ 7:31 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.49 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, depth 6.49 km, -112.3974991° West, 46.9356651° North.
Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 24 km E of Lincoln, Montana.
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