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Moderate earthquake: M5.8 quake has struck near Lincoln in Montana

Earthquake location 46.8994S, -112.5863WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Lincoln in Montana. Event id: us10009757. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10009757. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 06:30:16 / July 6, 2017 @ 6:30 am. Exact location of event, depth 4.3 km, -112.5863° West, 46.8994° North. The temblor was reported at 23:30:16 / 11:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 4.3 km (3 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Great Falls, Orchard Homes, Butte-Silver Bow (Balance) (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 107 km (66 miles) from Missoula (c. 66 800 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Great Falls (c. 58 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Butte (c. 34 200 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Butte-Silver Bow (Balance) (c. 33 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Anaconda (c. 9 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km SE of Lincoln, Montana. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.5863° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.8994° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SE 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 06:30:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-06 06:44:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 406 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.97 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 753 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.551 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 13 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10009757 Id of event.
Event Code 10009757 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10009757, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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