A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Lincoln in Montana. The temblor was detected at 15:29:59 / 3:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.01 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80235569. Id of event: mb80235569. Exact location of earthquake, -112.5093333° West, 46.9115° North, depth 9.01 km. Global time and date of event 23/07/17 / 2017-07-23 22:29:59 / July 23, 2017 @ 10:29 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 51 km (31 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. 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: 13 km ESE of Lincoln, Montana.
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