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Minor earthquake 3.88 mag, 12 km ESE of Lincoln, Montana



Earthquake location 46.8961667S, -112.5393333WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.88 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lincoln in Montana on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 07:08:59 / July 6, 2017 @ 7:08 am. Id of earthquake: mb80223624. Event ids that are associated: mb80223624. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.23 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -112.5393333° West, 46.8961667° North, depth 9.23 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:08:59 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km ESE of Lincoln, Montana.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.5393333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.8961667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ESE of Lincoln, Montana Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-06 07:08:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-06 07:30:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.49 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 232 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.186 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 mb80223624 Id of event.
Event Code 80223624 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80223624, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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