Manhattan is a town in Gallatin County, in the state of Montana in the United States. The community of Manhattan is a small one. With a population of just over 1,700.
According to The U.S Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake was of magnitude 4.0. The earthquake records at approximately 3 kilometers northwest of Manhattan, in the Bozeman-Belgrade area. The disaster occurred around 8 PM on Saturday night, July 13. The earthquake hit 6 kilometers below ground.
The USGS initiated a green alert which indicates, amount of economic losses, and shaking-related fatalities. Thus this quake was a “low likelihood of casualties and damage.”.
The county was said to experience shaking intensity explained as light.
A report was issued after the earthquake by the USG. They state that the earthquake hit within an area that was built resistant to earthquake shaking, however, vulnerable structures do exist.
This is relieving to know that not much damage can be done due to the magnitude of the earthquake. As well as where the earthquake hit. If this had been a place that was not resistant to earthquake shaking there could have been more damage and injuries.
They also noted that recent area earthquakes have been caused by “secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses.”
There have been no reports of the extent of damage or injury. However, this information will soon be updated.
This is not the only one though. Since July 9 to present there have been 10 earthquakes in different parts of the United States. Ranging from a magnitude of 3.5 to 5.4.
The USGS is providing an update of the recent earthquakes that have hit America.
For more information visit the USGS website.
They have provided information on the recent outbreak of earthquakes all around the world especially America.
Many places in California have been affected by numerous earthquakes including mainly Ridgecrest, Little Lake, Trona, and Searles Vally multiple times.
Other affected places include Oklahoma and Montana.
We have been seeing a rise in earthquakes hitting different parts of the United States. The USGS has also stated that this is being caused by secondary issues.