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Magnitude 4.5 WESTERN MONTANA

Tuesday, May 08, 2007 at 15:46:49 UTC

News Release

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 60 km (35 miles) NE of Dillon, Montana at 9:46 AM MDT, May 8, 2007 (8:46 AM PDT in Us). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

MD 4.7 (BUT). Several buildings slightly damaged at Sheridan. Felt (V) at Sheridan and Twin Bridges; (IV) at Dillon, Norris and Virginia City; (III) at Anaconda, Bozeman, Butte, Clancy, Corvallis, Deer Lodge, Divide, Ennis, Gallatin Gateway, Hamilton, Helena, Manhattan, Missoula, Salmon, Stevensville, Three Forks, Victor and Whitehall; (II) at Boise, Florence and Great Falls. Felt at Belgrade, Big Timber, Billings, Boulder, Cardwell, Cascade, Darby, East Helena, Elk City, Fort Benton, Gardiner, Garrison, Helmville, Leadore, Lewistown, Lincoln, Lolo, Moscow, North Fork, Philipsburg, Pony, Radersburg, Silverstar, Sula and Warm Springs. Also felt at Pullman, Washington.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

 


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