Earthquake rattles western Montana


People report feeling a quake in parts of Alberta

The Associated Press
Posted: Jul 06, 2017 3:23 AM ET
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2017 3:23 AM ET

Officials confirmed a strong earthquake has hit western Montana.

The U.S. Geological Survey says that area was hit with a magnitude 5.8 earthquake early Thursday southeast of Lincoln.

It had a depth of about 4 kilometres and created at least one aftershock.

The Independent Record reports that people felt the earthquake as far away as Bozeman, Idaho.

The newspaper says the temblor was strong enough to knock items off shelves and walls residents of Helena, which is more than 50 km away from the quake’s epicentre.

People in parts of Alberta also reported feeling a quake.

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