ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A Montana earthquake today 2014 struck south of Townsend. The Montana earthquake today July 22, 2014 began within the half hour. Damage assessment is pending.
USGS indicates to news that a 3.5 magnitude Montana earthquake today started just after 5:55 pm local time. The quake was shallow. Reps tell news that it started only two miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt across the vicinity.
USGS tells news that the Montana earthquake today was seven miles south of Townsend. It was thirty-nine miles southeast’s of Helena. It started forty-three miles northwest of Bozeman and fifty-seven miles east of Butte. It also started eighty-six miles south of Great Falls.
Several quakes have been hitting the same region in recent months. In December 2011, a similar quake struck Montana. That quake was twenty-four miles east of Neihart. The quake was southwest of Hobson and twenty-six miles northwest of Judith Gap. The quake could be felt three hundred miles from Spokane, WA and four hundred miles from Salt Lake City, UT.
Then in September 2012, another quake erupted west of Billings and Bozeman. The quake was also north of Idaho Falls and south of Helena. The quake was sixteen miles west of Twin Bridges. It was also twenty miles west of Sheridan and thirty-eight miles south of Butte Silver Bow. The quake also erupted roughly two hundred miles from Boise and three hundred miles from Salt Lake.