A light earthquake with magnitude 4.28 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Lincoln in Montana. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.74 km (10 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:27:58 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -112.5161667 West, latitude 46.9245 North, depth = 15.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 15:27:58 / July 6, 2017 @ 3:27 pm. Unique identifier: mb80224574. Ids that are associated to the event: us100097bs, mb80224574.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 9 km SE of Lincoln, Montana.
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