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Minor earthquake, 2.81 mag strikes near Lincoln in Montana

Earthquake location 46.9133333S, -112.5336667WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lincoln in Montana on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -112.5336667° West, latitude 46.9133333° North, depth = 14.62 km. Global time and date of event 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 16:23:38 / July 8, 2017 @ 4:23 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: mb80227569. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80227569. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:23:38 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.62 km (9 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 12 km ESE of Lincoln, Montana.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.5336667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.9133333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.62 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 2017-07-08 16:23:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-08 17:00:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 121 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 26 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.177 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 mb80227569 Id of event.
Event Code 80227569 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80227569, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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