A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Townsend in Montana on Thursday. Event id: mb80245879. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80245879. Exact location of event, longitude -111.4403333 West, latitude 46.1291667 North, depth = 3.99 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.99 km (2 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 11:51:58 / August 17, 2017 @ 11:51 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 04:51:58 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena Valley West Central, Helena, Helena Valley Southeast (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Bozeman (c. 37 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Belgrade (c. 7 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes 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: 22 km SSE of Townsend, Montana.
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