(THOMPSON FALLS)- Tuesday's earthquake that hit Northwest Montana was one of the strongest in the western half of the state in several years.
USGS reports the quake which struck around 3:30 was centered northeast of Thompson Falls and registered 4.0 magnitude. The quake was also fairly shallow, so it was felt over a widespread area. People in the Lower Clark Fork Valley reported feeling the quake, with additional reports spread all through Mineral and Sanders counties.
By comparison, most of the quakes in Western Montana in the past three or four years have usually been closer to 3.0
There were no reports of any damage.