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Minor earthquake, 2.92 mag strikes near Lincoln in Montana

Earthquake location 46.8923333S, -112.6553333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Lincoln in Montana. All ids that are associated to the event: mb80380999. Unique identifier: mb80380999. Exact location of earthquake, -112.6553333° West, 46.8923333° North, depth 14.36 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 05:17:23 / February 7, 2020 @ 5:17 am. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:17:23 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.36 km (9 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena Valley Southeast, Helena, Helena Valley West Central (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Helena Valley West Central (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km SSE of Lincoln, Montana.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.92 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.6553333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.8923333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SSE of Lincoln, Montana Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-07 05:17:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-07 15:54:01 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 131 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.018 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 mb80380999 Id of event.
Event Code 80380999 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80380999, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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