Montana Earthquake Is Felt For Hundreds Of Miles Early Th
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 has surprised many people from their sleep in western Montana early hours of Thursday. The quake felt shallow for hundreds of miles from its epicenter south of Lincoln, including in some neighboring regions and Canada.
“We have no reports of injuries from the earthquake at the time,” reports Montana public radio station member. “Shock waves are still being felt with decreasing intensity in parts of western Montana.”
Thursday’s quake was the strongest to hit western Montana in years; It was slightly stronger than a magnitude 5.6 earthquake that hit an area in July 2005, the United States Geological Survey said.
Some residents said alarmed on Twitter that they have awakened to fear that an intruder is in their house; Others said their dogs had seemed to feel the next earthquake – and they went up to their owners to seek safety.
“He was strong enough to wake people up in a wide area and he felt in a line over 500 miles long, from Billings to Spokane, Washington.” Reports from Eric Whitney Montana Public Radio from our Newscast unit.
Residents said they wake up with the sound of the pots throwing themselves around and feeling their mobile homes.
“I woke up and my perch,” Terry MacPheat wrote about the publication, Facebook earthquake MPR, adding, “the bed was shaken like something from an Excorcist movie!”
Another MPR listener, David Buckingham, reported: “I was awakened here in Bozeman, sitting at my desk when it happened, I felt I was on a boat in a hectic sea, and all birds in my neighborhood have simultaneously made a fuss and he went “.
At least 10 measurable tremors hit Montana 12: 30-01: 31 on Thursday, the last two with magnitudes of 3.9 and 4.4, according to the US Geological Survey.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located about 230 miles from Yellowstone National Park – and because it felt far away, the quake pushed a little in the area to ask if the Yellowstone supervolcano finally left its sleep.
However, the alert level to the latest volcano observatory Yellowstone volcano is classified as normal, and the Park Service said that although the region has more than 1,000 earthquakes each year, experts predict a major “very unlikely” “To hit in the next 10,000 years in 1000.
“The solution of the localization and focal earthquake mechanism is consistent with the right side fault in combination with defects in Lewis and Clark line, a prominent zone of sliding, sliding and oblique gliding that tends towards north east-southeast of Idaho for East of Helena, Montana, southeast of the earthquake. “