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Several small earthquakes strike Manhattan area

6 earthquakes struck Manhattan on Saturday
The earthquakes ranged in magnitude from 2.0 to 3.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (MTN News file photo)
Posted at 10:12 AM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-04 12:12:51-04

MANHATTAN — Six earthquakes struck Manhattan Saturday morning between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m.

The earthquakes ranged in magnitude from 2.0 to 3.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The first earthquake, magnitude 3.5, occurred at 2:08 a.m. at a depth of almost eight miles.

The USGS reported five more quakes that followed throughout the early morning:

  • 3:55 a.m., 2.5 magnitude
  • 6:27 a.m., 2.8 magnitude
  • 7:37 a.m., 3.5 magnitude
  • 7:42 a.m., 2.6 magnitude
  • 8:44 a.m., 2.8 magnitude

MTN News received reports from people who said they felt the earthquakes.

There have been no reports of injury or damage so far.

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake that was felt as far away as Butte rattled Manhattan lst month.

The strongest earthquake to hit Montana in more than a decade happened near Lincoln in July 2017.