A 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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