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Minor earthquake 2.92 mag, 17 km S of Whitehall, Montana



Earthquake location 45.7181667S, -112.1281667WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 17 km S of Whitehall, Montana.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.92 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.1281667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.7181667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km S of Whitehall, Montana Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-05 14:30:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-05 16:06:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 131 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 ,mb, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 39 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.212 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 mb80168544 Id of event.
Event Code 80168544 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80168544, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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