A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 29 km SSE of Virginia City, Montana (18 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of -3.11 km (-2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80136689. Id of event: mb80136689. The 2.95-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:46:39 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 04:46:39 / April 18, 2016 @ 4:46 am. Exact location of earthquake, -111.8656693° West, 45.0321655° North, depth -3.11 km.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 29 km SSE of Virginia City, Montana.
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