A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Helena West Side in Montana on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 4.75 km (3 miles). Global time and date of event 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 00:58:47 / April 29, 2016 @ 12:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -112.486 West, latitude 46.6753333 North, depth = 4.75 km. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:58:47 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: mb80142704. Ids that are associated to the event: mb80142704.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Butte, Anaconda, Helena Valley Southeast (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Butte (c. 34 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Anaconda (c. 9 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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