Early Wednesday morning around 6:25 a.m., a 3.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Manhattan, Montana, by the USGS (United States Geophysical Society). The depth of the quake was slightly over 3.1 miles and it was about 2.5 miles west of Manhattan.  See the location of the earthquake (noted by the blue dot) in the map below.

earthquake.usgs.gov

Seismic activity in Montana is not uncommon, here is a list of seismic events of 2.5 or more in western and southwestern Montana in 2019:

  • 2/2/19: 2.6 magnitude near Lincoln
  • 2/3/19: 3.7 magnitude near Lincoln
  • 2/3/19: 2.6 magnitude near Lincoln
  • 2/3/19: 3.4 magnitude near Lincoln
  • 2/3/19: 2.8 magnitude near Lincoln
  • 2/3/19: 2.7 magnitude near Lincoln
  • 2/4/19: 2.5 magnitude near Lincoln
  • 2/6/19: 3.0 magnitude near Manhattan
  • 2/22/19: 3.7 magnitude near Manhattan
  • 2/22/19 2.7 magnitude near Manhattan
  • 3/2/19: 2.5 magnitude near Manhattan
  • 3/5/19: 2.6 magnitude near Manhattan
  • 3/21/19: 3.1 magnitude near Lincoln
  • 3/24/19: 3.2 magnitude near Seeley Lake
  • 3/25/19: 2.6 magnitude near Manhattan
  • 4/9/19: 4.4 magnitude near Lima
  • 4/9/19: 3.2 magnitude near Lima
  • 4/10/19: 2.6 magnitude near Lima
  • 4/10/19: 3.4 magnitude near Lima
  • 4/10/19: 2.6 magnitude near Lima
  • 4/14/19: 2.7 magnitude near Lincoln
  • 4/15/19: 2.7 magnitude near Libby (mine collapse, classified as non-earthquake by USGS)
  • 4/16/19: 2.6 magnitude near Manhattan
  • 4/16/19: 2.5 magnitude near Townsend
  • 4/19/19: 2.6 magnitude near Lincoln
  • 4/29/19: 2.6 magnitude near Seeley Lake
  • 5/8/19: 3.0 magnitude near Manhattan