Late night Montana natural disaster felt in Kelowna

  • Late night Montana natural disaster felt in Kelowna

Late night Montana natural disaster felt in Kelowna

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that around 12:29 a.m. MDT Thursday morning a 5.8 magnitude quake shook Western Montana near Great Falls and Helena Montana. "There's always a chance you could get one of equal or ever larger size, but as a general rule, the aftershocks decrease with magnitude over a period of time". No damage reported, but thousands felt the tremor throughout western Montana, Idaho and as far west as Colville, Wa.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

So far, the natural disaster has been followed by at least nine aftershocks, according to National Weather Service in Great Falls.

The 5.8 magnitude natural disaster that struck in Montana today was felt by residents from Vancouver to Kelowna. The quake was felt as far away as Seattle and Calgary.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center earlier reported the quake with a magnitude of 6.0. Many residents in the area reported their houses shaking from the quake, startling many in the early hours.

At least 10 measurable temblors hit Montana from 12:30 to 1:31 a.m. Thursday, with the last two having magnitudes of 3.9 and 4.4, according to the United States Geological Survey.

While people do not often think of Montana and earthquakes together, the Wednesday night natural disaster in western Montana was right along the axis of the Intermountain Seismic Belt. "It's right along the axis of the intermountain seismic belt".

Local media reports said that the quake was felt in Kalispell, Havre, Boulder, Helena, Choteau, and beyond.

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The largest quake on record in western Montana struck in August 1959 and measured 7.2.