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Light earthquake, 4.18 mag has occurred near Lincoln in Montana



Earthquake location 46.9356651S, -112.3974991WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.18 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.3974991° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.9356651° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km E of Lincoln, Montana Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-30 19:31:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-31 02:48:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 271 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 ,us,mb, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID mb80122004 Id of event.
Event Code 80122004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004w2a,mb80122004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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