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Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - 4 Km W of Belgrade, Montana, USA, on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 at 03:20 (GMT)

Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake  - 4 Km W of Belgrade, Montana, USA, on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 at 03:20 (GMT)
14 Oct 14:32 UTC: First to report: USGS after 11 hours.
14 Oct 22:44: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 2.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.6 to 3.4 km (from 5.3 to 2.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.7 km (1.1 mi) towards E.
Date & time: 2020-10-14 03:20:18 UTC
Magnitude: 2.6
Depth: 3.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.7685°N / 111.24°W (Montana, United States)
Nearest volcano: Yellowstone (156 km / 97 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) W of Belgrade (pop: 8,000)
5 km (3 mi) NE of Churchill (pop: 900)
6 km (4 mi) E of Amsterdam (pop: 200)
19 km (11 mi) NW of Bozeman (pop: 43,400)
104 km (64 mi) SE of Butte (pop: 34,200)
193 km (120 mi) S of Great Falls (pop: 59,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-14 03:20:18 UTCM 2.6 / 3.4 km4 Km W of Belgrade, Montana, USAUSGS

User reports for this quake (3)

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5.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Heard and felt a loud deep boom and knew instantly was a quake,pets were startled,neighbor called, we live less than 2 miles south of reported epicenter up on churchill
Churchill montana (5.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Victor MT / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Just like a couple minutes of the bed shaking quickly; more like a dog’s fast panting shaking the bed would feel like.

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Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - 4 Km W of Belgrade, Montana, USA, on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 at 03:20 (GMT)

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