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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Manhattan in Montana

Earthquake location 45.8718S, -111.3699WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Manhattan in Montana on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.71 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 9.71 km, -111.3699° West, 45.8718° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/19 / 2019-08-16 00:02:37 / August 16, 2019 @ 12:02 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80357599, us600055qk. Id of event: us600055qk. The temblor was reported at 17:02:37 / 5:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Bozeman (c. 37 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Butte (c. 34 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Belgrade (c. 7 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Livingston (c. 7 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Helena Valley Southeast, Butte, Livingston (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km WNW of Manhattan, Montana. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -111.3699° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.8718° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km WNW of Manhattan, Montana Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-16 00:02:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-16 00:24:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 95 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.692 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 315 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 0.329 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us600055qk Id of event.
Event Code 600055qk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80357599,us600055qk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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