Thursday, July 6, 2017

M5.8 Rocks Montana - Northwest Of Yellowstone

Largest earthquake in years at Yellowstone: M5.8 earthquake rocks Northwest of Yellowstone national park in Montana 

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Lincoln in Montana.

The M5.8 earthquake is the largest earthquake in years hitting the region of Yellowstone national park in Montana. It was felt in Oregon and Washington state.

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Lincoln in Montana.
The temblor was reported at 23:30:16 / 11:30 pm (local time epicenter, July 6, 2017 @ 6:30 am UTC). The epicenter was at a depth of 4.3 km (3 miles).
The strong M5.8 earthquake was followed by two moderate quakes of M4.5 and M3.9

An earthquake strong enough to rouse sleeping residents more than 30 miles (48 kilometers) from its epicenter struck western Montana early Thursday.
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit just after midnight about 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) southeast of Lincoln, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Residents in Lincoln briefly lost power and there was a gas leak in Helena, the National Weather Service in Great Falls said on Twitter.
The Independent Record reports ( ) that people felt the quake as far away as Bozeman, Idaho, and Great Falls.
Ray Anderson, 76, tells The Associated Press that it was the strongest seismic activity he had ever felt while living in Helena, which is about 34 miles away from the quake's epicenter.
He said his wife told him the temblor woke up the dogs.
Musician John Mayer, a part-time Bozeman resident, took to Twitter to marvel at the event.
"Wow," he wrote on Twitter. "Earthquake in Montana."

A strong, shallow earthquake shook the central Philippines on Thursday, injuring dozens of people, including at least 10 in a collapsed building, knocking out power in some areas and sending villagers fleeing from their homes, officials said.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.5 and struck at a depth of 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) in Leyte province. Filipino seismologists measured the depth at just two kilometers (1.2 miles) and said it was felt strongest in Leyte's Kananga and Jaro towns.
Shallow earthquakes generally cause more damage on the Earth's surface.
A building collapsed in Kananga, injuring at least 10 people and trapping an unspecified number of others, Vice Mayor Elmer Codilla said. "There's an ongoing rescue," he told DZMM radio.
Thousands of residents, office workers and students fled from homes, buildings and schools and some were knocked over as the ground shook.
Mayor Richard Gomez of Ormoc city, about 30 kilometers (17 miles) from Kananga, told DZMM that at least 29 people were injured in his area, including 16 who were taken to a hospital because they had slight injuries or were traumatized.
The strong shaking caused cracks in some buildings and roads in the city and power was automatically shut off, Gomez said.

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