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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Lincoln in Montana



Earthquake location 46.8703S, -112.547WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Lincoln in Montana on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -112.547° West, 46.8703° North, depth 10.99 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 10:44:51 / July 6, 2017 @ 10:44 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.99 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us100097a9. Ids that are associated to the event: mb80224059, us100097a9. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:44:51 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 13 km SE of Lincoln, Montana.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.547° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.8703° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km 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 10:44:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-07 13:56:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 160 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 ,mb,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 0.516 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us100097a9 Id of event.
Event Code 100097a9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80224059,us100097a9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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