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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near western Montana

Earthquake location 46.2820015S, -111.1411667WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, western Montana kilometers (0 miles) from western Montana. The temblor was reported at 03:36:43 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Event id: mb80140759. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80140759. Exact location of earthquake, -111.1411667° West, 46.2820015° North, depth -3.33 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 03:36:43 / April 27, 2016 @ 3:36 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of -3.33 km (-2 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Helena, Helena Valley Southeast, Bozeman (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Bozeman (c. 37 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Helena (c. 28 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Helena Valley Southeast (c. 8 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Belgrade (c. 7 400 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: western Montana.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -111.1411667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.2820015° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -3.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place western Montana Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-27 03:36:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-27 03:43:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 130 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 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 mb80140759 Id of event.
Event Code 80140759 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80140759, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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