July 6, 2017: strongest earthquake for Montana in 12 years.
July 6, 2017: NBC Montana. From the Missoulian:
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit western Montana early Thursday morning was felt from Missoula to Billings and some surrounding states.
The epicenter of the 12:30 a.m. quake was about 6 miles south of Lincoln, originating from a depth of nearly 3 miles underground, according to a preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey.
The USGS recorded at least nine more tremors in the same area within an hour of the initial quake, and they ranged in magnitude from 4.9 to 3.1.
Later, 1:28 a.m. Mountain Time, July 6, 2017: another tremor; very short; table shook but nothing more.The initial earthquake was strong enough to knock items off of walls and shelves in Helena and Missoula. Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said Lincoln lost electricity as a result of the quake, but the power has since been restored. A gas leak was reported in Helena, according to the National Weather Service.
5.8 Lincoln, MT.
If earthquake at 11:30 p.m. Mountain Time and we felt shaking at 12:30 a.m., Mountain Time, most likely "after-shocks," I suppose.
Meanwhile, farther north, Greenland just set the record for coldest July temperature ever reported in the Northern Hemisphere at -33C. Source at this link.
Best item about this post: a new tag -- "GlobalWarming_2017_2018."