A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Lincoln in Montana. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:10:00 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -112.5424° West, latitude 46.9242° North, depth = 15.74 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/17 / 2017-10-21 21:10:00 / October 21, 2017 @ 9:10 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.74 km (10 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80264469, us1000aw3v. Id of event: us1000aw3v.
Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 11 km ESE of Lincoln, Montana.
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