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Oct. 19 Headlines
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Small quakes continue to rattle Lincoln Roger Dey A pair of minor earthquakes struck the Lincoln area yet again last Saturday evening. The two temblors, a magnitude 3.9 that hit at 7:41 p.m. and a 3.4 recorded at 8:24 p.m., are just the latest to be felt by residents in a continuing series of small quakes and aftershocks in the area. Most have been clustered in an arc from the South Fork of Poorman Creek to Rochester Gulch, the same area where the 5.8 magnitude quake originated July 6. There have also been several small quakes recorded to the southwest of town over the past week as well. The largest, a magnitude 2.5, had an epicenter near the intersection of Dalton Mountain and Sauerkraut Creek roads. Of more than 60 quakes registered in the Lincoln area between Oct. 10 and Oct. 17, the majority were too small to be felt by most people, but last weekend’s 3.9 was the sixth strongest since the July earthquake. It was powerful enough to slightly shake houses in the area, but there have been no reports of damage in the area. According to the USGS “Did You Feel It” reporting system, it was felt as far away as Deer Lodge and Great Falls, but most reports came from the Lincoln and Canyon Creek areas. Although most of the quakes originated at depths of between four and nine miles, Saturday's 3.4 magnitude temblor was notable in that the USGS indicates it was among the shallowest to hit the area, originating just 1.8 miles below the surface.
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