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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag strikes near Lincoln in Montana



Earthquake location 46.8637S, -112.5439WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Lincoln in Montana on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009vwd. Unique identifier: us20009vwd. Exact location of event, depth 10.61 km, -112.5439° West, 46.8637° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.61 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:40:08 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 05:40:08 / July 13, 2017 @ 5:40 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 43 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. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 14 km SE of Lincoln, Montana.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.5439° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.8637° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km 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 2017-07-13 05:40:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-13 06:24:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.24 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 211 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 0.058 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us20009vwd Id of event.
Event Code 20009vwd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009vwd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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