A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Virginia City in Montana. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/17 / 2017-01-19 20:52:17 / January 19, 2017 @ 8:52 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: mb80197249. Event ids that are associated: mb80197249. Exact location of event, longitude -111.8669968 West, latitude 45.5185013 North, depth = -3.02 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of -3.02 km (-2 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:52:17 / 1:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Butte, Butte-Silver Bow (Balance), Bozeman (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Bozeman (c. 37 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Butte (c. 34 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Butte-Silver Bow (Balance) (c. 33 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Belgrade (c. 7 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 25 km NNE of Virginia City, Montana.
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