Montana earthquakes list

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The list below shows the Montana earthquakes

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Montana = UTC – 7

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Manhattan, Montana Jun 18 10:58 2.5 5 MAP
USGS Manhattan, Montana Jun 18 10:53 3.1 6 MAP
EMSC Western Montana Jun 18 10:52 3.0 6 MAP
USGS Manhattan, Montana Jun 18 10:52 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lincoln, Montana Jun 11 09:28 2.6 12 MAP
EMSC Western Montana Jun 03 09:50 2.9 -3 MAP
USGS South Browning, Montana Jun 03 09:50 2.9 -2 MAP
USGS Manhattan, Montana May 25 07:48 2.6 5 MAP
USGS Manhattan, Montana May 22 19:51 2.6 5 MAP
USGS Lima, Montana May 16 17:55 2.6 3 MAP
USGS Lincoln, Montana May 14 07:46 3.1 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Manhattan, Montana May 08 12:25 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS West Yellowstone, Montana May 07 01:04 2.5 7 MAP
USGS Seeley Lake, Montana Apr 29 18:06 2.6 19 MAP
USGS Philipsburg, Montana Apr 27 18:57 2.6 11 MAP
USGS Lincoln, Montana Apr 19 00:28 2.6 5 MAP
USGS Townsend, Montana Apr 16 12:59 2.5 8 MAP
USGS Manhattan, Montana Apr 16 10:34 2.6 -2 MAP
USGS Libby, Montana Apr 15 23:49 2.7 0 MAP
USGS Lincoln, Montana Apr 15 15:05 2.6 11 MAP
USGS Lincoln, Montana Apr 14 07:21 2.7 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lima, Montana Apr 13 17:50 2.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lima, Montana Apr 12 11:40 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lima, Montana Apr 10 17:36 2.6 10 MAP
USGS Lima, Montana Apr 10 12:40 2.6 11 MAP
USGS Lima, Montana Apr 10 06:22 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lima, Montana Apr 10 01:41 2.6 10 MAP
USGS Lima, Montana Apr 09 18:11 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lima, Montana Apr 09 18:11 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Montana Apr 09 18:11 3.5 10 MAP
USGS Lima, Montana Apr 09 18:08 5.0 10 MAP
EMSC Western Montana Apr 09 18:08 4.4 10 MAP
USGS Lima, Montana Apr 09 18:08 4.4 11 MAP
USGS Clinton, Montana Mar 26 18:30 2.5 8 MAP
USGS Manhattan, Montana Mar 25 11:13 2.6 0 MAP
USGS Seeley Lake, Montana Mar 24 11:53 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lincoln, Montana Mar 21 15:32 3.4 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Clinton, Montana Mar 21 15:32 3.1 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Montana Mar 21 15:32 3.4 11 MAP
USGS Lincoln, Montana Mar 20 15:32 2.6 14 MAP
USGS Manhattan, Montana Mar 05 00:49 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Manhattan, Montana Mar 05 00:49 2.6 2 MAP
USGS Lincoln, Montana Feb 27 20:34 2.5 13 MAP
USGS Manhattan, Montana Feb 24 14:44 2.5 5 MAP
USGS Manhattan, Montana Feb 22 14:09 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Manhattan, Montana Feb 22 06:44 3.8 4 MAP
EMSC Western Montana Feb 22 06:44 3.8 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Belgrade - My property has no damage but the shaking lasted about 5-10 second
  • Churchill - My four sons and I heard a rumbling sound and our entire home jostled about - some of my boys ran downstairs. A dog was barking wildly outside.
  • Belgrade - The house was quiet. I could hear it coming before I felt the house shake, glasses in hutch clinked, pictures on wall crooked.
  • Bozeman - Heard it coming, felt like the Earth was shivering. Some items rattled on the dresser for a couple seconds.
  • Belgrade - We were in bed and the bed was shaking pretty strongly . My husband sat straight up in and said, “What is that!!”
  • Manhattan, Mt - I woke up at 12:07am feb22nd,2019. My entire house was shaking, things on the dresser were rattling and moving around, it lasted about 10 seconds, it is the strongest earthquake i have experienced, It was crazy intense, nothing broken or damaged but items were displaced from there location. The rumble was very loud and destinct.
  • Bozeman, Montana - YES! Heard nothing about it, until this afternoon. It shook HARD! Nothing broke, but it scared me. Not used to them in Montana. But was raised in California, where they are quite common. 3.8 20 miles away....
  • USGS Manhattan, Montana Feb 06 22:06 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Manhattan,Mt - Sounded like a loud boom,same as other people have been describing across the us. The whole house rattled and window panes were rattling. No damge to home, lasted about 3 seconds.
  • Billings - Very weak shaking
  • USGS Lincoln, Montana Feb 04 12:28 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lincoln, Montana Feb 03 17:48 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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