Intermountain Seismic Belt Historical Earthquake Project
February 15, 1929 – Lombard, MT – M 5.6
On February 15, 1929 at 8:00 p.m. a magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred approximately 20 miles north of Manhattan, Montana.
The earthquake was reported felt in the Montana cities of Deer Park, Logan, Trident, Toston, Missoula, Great Falls and Anaconda. Dishes rattled and light fixtures swayed in some parts of Great Falls. In Missoula and Anaconda, the same phenomena were observed primarily in taller buildings.
In Toston, Montana the earthquake was felt distinctly enough that a crew was sent to survey presumed damage to the nearby Northern Pacific Railway. However, no damage was observed.
No injuries or significant damage were reported in connection with this earthquake.
For additional information about this earthquake:
For more information about this project: