Apr 14, 2010 7:09 PM by KXLF News

Small earthquake jolts Dillon, no damage reported

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck near Dillon late Wednesday morning.

The quake hit about 11:15 a.m. about eight miles north of Dillon.

Mike Stickney with the Earthquake Studies Office at Montana Tech in Butte said several people felt the tremor, but no damage has been reported.

The quake was recorded near the epicenter of a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Dillon in July 2005. Stickney said it is most likely a late aftershock.

The quake is the largest aftershock recorded in the area since July 2007, he said.

The local police department did not receive any reports from people who felt the quake.

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