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Calgary residents feel the 'ground shake' as earthquake hits south of the border

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DH Calgary Staff Jul 06, 2017 1:43 am 2,312

An abrupt and shaky awakening for some Calgary residents early Thursday morning.

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit Montana around 12:30am this morning and its effects were felt all the way up north in Calgary.

According to US government’s earthquake tracker website, the USGS, the quake hit 11km SSE of Lincoln, Montana.

The map below shows where the intensity of the earthquake was felt – showing several placement dots in Calgary.

Calgarians took to social media, posting videos and searching to see if it really was an earthquake.

Residents in Montana and a certain celebrity also thought the words Montana and earthquake couldn’t go together.

This was the strongest earthquake reported to hit Montana in a dozen years- no wonder we felt it up north.


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DH Calgary Staff
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