MISSOULA, Mont.- Around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit western Montana. The National Weather Service in Great Falls said on Twitter that the shaking was felt as far away as 500 miles.
The U.S. Geological Survey claims the 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck a little after midnight about 6 miles southeast of Lincoln.
In 1935, a series of several hundred quakes hit Helena. The state reports the quake damaged more than half of Helena’s buildings.
In 1959, a 7.5 quake killed 29 people and did $11 million worth of damage. It became the largest earthquake to ever hit Montana.
In 2005, a 5.6 quake shook Dillon and damaged part of the old main hall at the University of Montana Western.
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