A 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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