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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag strikes near Lima in Montana

Earthquake location 44.6178S, -112.4934WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 8 km ESE of Lima, Montana (5 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000cr1z. Event ids that are associated: mb80479589, us7000cr1z. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -112.4934 West, latitude 44.6178 North, depth = 8.95 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.95 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 20:00:03 / December 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 20:00:03 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three 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. 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: 8 km ESE of Lima, Montana.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.4934° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.6178° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 km ESE of Lima, Montana Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-14 20:00:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-16 20:38:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.213 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 168 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 0.074 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us7000cr1z Id of event.
Event Code 7000cr1z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80479589,us7000cr1z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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