A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Whitehall in Montana. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/17 / 2017-12-18 14:52:09 / December 18, 2017 @ 2:52 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000c5m6. Event ids that are associated: mb80275079, us2000c5m6. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:52:09 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -112.2441° West, latitude 45.6928° North, depth = 5 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Butte (c. 34 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Butte-Silver Bow (Balance) (c. 33 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Anaconda (c. 9 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anaconda, Butte, Butte-Silver Bow (Balance).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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