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Minor earthquake, 3.15 mag strikes near Lincoln in Montana

Earthquake location 46.9048333S, -112.5253333WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Lincoln in Montana. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.32 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -112.5253333° West, latitude 46.9048333° North, depth = 9.32 km. The temblor was reported at 05:07:20 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 12:07:20 / July 8, 2017 @ 12:07 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: mb80227329. Ids that are associated to the event: mb80227329.

Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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 ESE of Lincoln, Montana.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.15 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.5253333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.9048333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km 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 12:07:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-14 20:00:50 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 153 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 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.174 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 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 mb80227329 Id of event.
Event Code 80227329 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80227329, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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