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Minor earthquake 3.02 mag, 16 km S of Whitehall, Montana

Earthquake location 45.7281667S, -112.1261667WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Whitehall in Montana on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.02 km (3 miles). Unique identifier: mb80275079. Ids that are associated to the event: mb80275079. The temblor was reported at 07:52:09 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -112.1261667 West, latitude 45.7281667 North, depth = 5.02 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/17 / 2017-12-18 14:52:09 / December 18, 2017 @ 2:52 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Butte (c. 34 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Butte-Silver Bow (Balance) (c. 33 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Anaconda (c. 9 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Belgrade (c. 7 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anaconda, Belgrade, Butte-Silver Bow (Balance) (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. 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: 16 km S of Whitehall, Montana.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.02 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.1261667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.7281667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km S 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 15:23:14 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 140 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 25 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.205 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 mb80275079 Id of event.
Event Code 80275079 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80275079, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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