A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Whitehall in Montana on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.78 km (5 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:30:34 / 8:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -112.1281667 West, latitude 45.7181667 North, depth = 7.78 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 14:30:34 / September 5, 2016 @ 2:30 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80168544. Id of event: mb80168544.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anaconda, Belgrade, Butte-Silver Bow (Balance) (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Butte (c. 34 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Butte-Silver Bow (Balance) (c. 33 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Anaconda (c. 9 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Belgrade (c. 7 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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