So what’s up with all of the earthquakes in Montana?

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Earthquakes happen every day here in Montana because the ground we live on is constantly moving. Some of them you can feel while yet others are smaller and not as noticeable.

Butte, Anaconda, Cut Bank, Helena Valley, Virginia City, Seeley Lake, and Bigfork have all had earthquakes over the past week.

This video below, from the Seismological Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (SAGE), will help to explain why we are always having these earthquakes.

What are the lithospheric plates and how do they interact?

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Seismological Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (SAGE) is a distributed, multi-user national facility operated by EarthScope that provides state of-the-art seismic and related geophysical instrumentation and services to support research and education in the geosciences.

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