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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Whitehall in Montana

Earthquake location 45.6928S, -112.2441WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km SSW of Whitehall, Montana. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.2441° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.6928° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SSW of Whitehall, Montana Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-18 14:52:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-18 16:01:13 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 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,mb,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.441 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us2000c5m6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000c5m6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80275079,us2000c5m6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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