By Brendan O'Brien
A magnitude-5.8 earthquake hit western Montana early on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, and people felt the tremor hundreds of miles away. Map Courtesy USGS Montana Earthquake Map
The earthquake struck five miles (9 km) southeast of Lincoln, Montana, at about 12:30 a.m. local time, the USGS said on its website.
"New experience: woken up by an earthquake. No damage just spooky as heck!" Cole Fawcett tweeted in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, about 285 miles (460 km) north of Lincoln.
Residents in the U.S. west flooded Twitter early on Thursday with similar experiences.
"My mom woke up and yelled at me and my dad that there was a bear shaking our trailer," Brad Wynder © said on Twitter.
No significant damage or injuries had been reported about an hour after the quake.
More than 10,000 reports from those who felt shaking were collected on the USGS website.
Several aftershocks with magnitudof more than 4 were reported by the USGS.
Most Popular Posts This Month
By Brendan O'Brien A magnitude-5.8 earthquake hit western Montana early on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, and people fe...
What a view of the Snake River from the Clarkston Heights. Thanks for sharing Lisa!
by Associated Press -edited by Julia Sandstrom Von Bargen LINCOLN, Mont. — A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit near the town of Lincoln in...
picture © Ben Raines screen-shot-2017-06-08 An ancient underwater forest found south of Alabama's Gulf Shores in the Gulf of Mexico co...
Our first ever Look into the EYE OF JUPITER NASA's Juno spacecraft will fly directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot later today, ...
Researchers have their hands on a rare fossil from the Pleistocene era thanks to a 10-year-old's clumsiness. Jude Sparks said he lite...
experts from an article by Brad Plumer and Brian Resnick Jun 21, 2017, 8:22am EDT Just in case you slept through it, summer official...
The official start of the summer season, the “Summer Solstice” occurred at 3:24 am PDT this morning! 3 things to know about the longest...
March Equinox in the Lewiston/Clarkston Valley was this morning , Monday, March 20, 2017 at 3:29am . The March equinox marks the ...
By Carol Zinke Published: Aug 4, 2014 2,000 Clarkston residents lost power on Sun...