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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Lincoln in Montana



Earthquake location 46.8593S, -112.5675WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Lincoln in Montana on Saturday. Event id: us20009wep. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80227329, us20009wep. The temblor was picked up at 05:07:20 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.92 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 12:07:20 / July 8, 2017 @ 12:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -112.5675 West, latitude 46.8593 North, depth = 7.92 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 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: 13 km SE of Lincoln, Montana.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.5675° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.8593° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.92 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 2017-07-08 12:07:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-15 12:02:56 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 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 0.197 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us20009wep Id of event.
Event Code 20009wep An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80227329,us20009wep, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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