A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lincoln in Montana. The 3.29-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:08:00 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter). Event id: mb80286034. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80286034. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/03/18 / 2018-03-13 10:08:00 / March 13, 2018 @ 10:08 am. Exact location of event, longitude -112.535 West, latitude 46.9153333 North, depth = 12.78 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.78 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 12 km ESE of Lincoln, Montana.
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