A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lincoln in Montana on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.96 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -112.8255° West, 47.0051° North, depth 15.96 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/17 / 2017-09-06 13:39:56 / September 6, 2017 @ 1:39 pm. The temblor was detected at 06:39:56 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aguu. Unique identifier: us2000aguu.
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena, Helena Valley West Central. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 12 km WNW of Lincoln, Montana.
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