A 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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