5.8 magnitude quake in Montana reaches Elk Valley

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Western Montana

A 5.8 magnitude natural disaster shook western Montana early Thursday.

"There's been 36 aftershocks located that are about a magnitude 3.0 and above since the main shock last night", Brillon said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, according to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office.

We will keep you updated as we get more information.

So far, the quake has been followed by at least nine aftershocks, according to National Weather Service in Great Falls.

A 5.8 magnitude natural disaster shook parts of Montana early Thursday.

The initial quake started around 12:30 midnight on Thursday. More than 10,000 people reported feeling the quake, with people closest to the epicenter reporting shaking as strong as intensity level 8 - capable of causing significant damage. Power outages were reported and at least one social media photo indicated damage there.

Here in Calgary, police told Postmedia they received numerous reports of an quake around 12:30 a.m., just as Twitter began lighting up with reports.

Reports from Helena, southeast of the quake, mentioned a fairly strong aftershock a few minutes after the first shaker. The Hebgen Lake natural disaster triggered a large landslide that resulted in significant damage and more than 28 fatalities.

Montana is one of the most seismically active states in the U.S.

The natural disaster is the largest since a 5.6 magnitude quake hit Dillon 12 years ago, and the eighth largest in state history.

The largest quake on record in western Montana struck in August 1959 and measured 7.2.

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