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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 15 km SE of Lincoln, Montana



Earthquake location 46.8681667S, -112.5293333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Lincoln in Montana. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -112.5293333 West, latitude 46.8681667 North, depth = 12.16 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80248439. Id of event: mb80248439. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.16 km (8 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 12:04:05 / August 28, 2017 @ 12:04 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:04:05 / 5:04 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central. Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 15 km SE of Lincoln, Montana.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.5293333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.8681667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km 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 2017-08-28 12:04:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-28 14:01:47 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 mb The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,mb, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 mb80248439 Id of event.
Event Code 80248439 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80248439, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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