Two small earthquakes have rumbled in Montana so far on Tuesday. The quakes occurred in Manhattan, Montana and near Townsend, Montana.

Manhattan Eathquake - USGS
  • TOWNSEND, MT: M 2.5 - 11km ENE of Townsend, Montana
  • Time 2019-04-16 12:59:16 (UTC)
  • Location 46.357°N 111.385°W
  • Depth 8.7 km
  • M 2.7 - 1km WNW of Manhattan, Montana
  • Time 2019-04-16 10:34:27 (UTC)
  • Location 45.860°N 111.350°W
  • Depth -2.9 km
USGS - 2 Montana quakes

Seismic activity in Montana is not uncommon, but in recent weeks there has been an uptick in earthquakes measuring at least 2.5 or more:

  • 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
  • 4/16/19: 2.5 magnitude near Townsend
  • 4/16/19: 2.7 magnitude near Manhattan

Back on February 21, at approximately 11:45 p.m., residents around the Gallatin Valley reported feeling an earthquake centered near Manhattan. That quake measured 3.8 in magnitude, but occurred at a depth of only 2.4 miles, causing many people to wake up and report the loud sound of the earthquake as it shook the community.