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Earthquake, aftershocks rattle western Montana [5.8 magnitude]
Associated Press ^ | 7/6/2017 | Staff

Posted on 07/06/2017 5:06:25 AM PDT by simpson96

MISSOULA, Mont. - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck western Montana around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service in Great Falls said on Twitter that the shaking was felt as far away as 500 miles (805 kilometers).

The U.S. Geological Survey says the the 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit just after midnight about 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) southeast of Lincoln.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcmontana.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: earthquake; montana; montanaearthquake; usgs
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1 posted on 07/06/2017 5:06:25 AM PDT by simpson96
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It will be interesting to speak with relatives who live not too far south of the Lincoln area.


2 posted on 07/06/2017 5:21:06 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: simpson96

230 miles northwest of Yellowstone.


3 posted on 07/06/2017 5:22:11 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Proudly deplorable since 2016.)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

Montana is going to explode!


4 posted on 07/06/2017 5:24:48 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Don't mistake your dorm political discussions with the desires of the nation)
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To: Road Warrior ‘04

I’m About 200 miles southeast of Lincoln. Slept right through it.


5 posted on 07/06/2017 5:28:49 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Morning in America Again, again.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Wonder if Tom Oar and wife felt this quake? Yak Valley not far away. Tom Oar being on Mountain Men.


6 posted on 07/06/2017 5:39:05 AM PDT by donozark (JAMES COMEY: Democrat Presidential candidate 2020.)
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To: AppyPappy

The California-transplants brought their earthquakes with them.

Close the border.


7 posted on 07/06/2017 6:13:37 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: Rennes Templar

Me, too.


8 posted on 07/06/2017 6:29:01 AM PDT by BBB333 (The Power Of Trump Compels You!)
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To: simpson96

Bed in the Comfort Inn, here in Great Falls shook like one of those old coin operated vibrating beds. Pretty good shake.


9 posted on 07/06/2017 7:07:31 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: simpson96

I hope the Dental Floss Crop is ok.


10 posted on 07/06/2017 7:08:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: simpson96

Yellowstone caldera?


11 posted on 07/06/2017 7:14:18 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: simpson96

Those mountains are still being pushed up, inches at a time.


12 posted on 07/06/2017 8:02:09 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Building the Wall! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2; InABunkerUnderSF
"Yellowstone caldera?"

"Supervolcano" Concerns Rise After Montana Hit By Strongest Earthquake In 20 Years


13 posted on 07/06/2017 8:29:08 AM PDT by blam
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To: Rennes Templar

Talked with several folks up there this morning, and only one, who said he shook, but thought it was in his dreams. Didn’t realize there was a quake until he saw the news this morning.


14 posted on 07/06/2017 9:07:33 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: donozark
Wonder if Tom Oar and wife felt this quake? Yak Valley not far away. Tom Oar being on Mountain Men.

I love that show. I wonder if Eustace and Preston are homos.
15 posted on 07/06/2017 10:06:38 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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To: blam

Please don’t start trying to link Yellowstone to his earthquake. Tectonically as well as geographically they are separate beasties. The Lincoln quakes and after shocks are associated with a NE trending, right lateral normal fault. Not volcanogenic in any association. Don’t need Yellowstone tinfoil time.


16 posted on 07/06/2017 10:15:17 AM PDT by Godzilla ( I just love the smell of COVFEFE in the morning . . . . .)
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"Please don’t start trying to link Yellowstone to his earthquake"

When I posted that article I expected you to use your own mind.
(Sorta like, I report, you decide)

I don't think Yellowstone is any closer to blowing than I did twenty years ago.

17 posted on 07/06/2017 10:26:36 AM PDT by blam
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To: simpson96
Interesting link....

Seismicity in Montana Intermountain Seismicity Belt

18 posted on 07/06/2017 10:27:26 AM PDT by mewzilla (Was ObamaThanks surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: blam
(Sorta like, I report, you decide)

Then you need to provide adequate information upon which to base a sound decision and not uninformed drivel.

19 posted on 07/06/2017 10:44:10 AM PDT by Godzilla ( I just love the smell of COVFEFE in the morning . . . . .)
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To: Godzilla
In the immortal words of Donald Rumsfeld...

There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.

Suspect it applies here, too.

20 posted on 07/06/2017 10:50:30 AM PDT by mewzilla (Was ObamaThanks surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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