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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Lincoln in Montana



Earthquake location 46.9133S, -112.5337WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lincoln in Montana. Exact location of earthquake, -112.5337° West, 46.9133° North, depth 14.62 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.62 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10009875. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80227569, us10009875. The temblor was detected at 09:23:38 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 16:23:38 / July 8, 2017 @ 4:23 pm.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 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: 12 km ESE of Lincoln, Montana.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.5337° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.9133° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km 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 16:23:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-07 16:01:07 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 0.177 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 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 us10009875 Id of event.
Event Code 10009875 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80227569,us10009875, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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