Montana Earthquake Rattles Homes in Helena

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Dozens of residents in Helena were awakened by an earthquake overnight.

The National Earthquake Information Center says on its website that a magnitude 3.8 earthquake happened around 12:52 a.m. Sunday. The epicenter was about 20 miles northwest of Helena.

Thirty-five-year-old Jen Tomaskie was at the home of a woman in her care in Helena and felt the quake.

She says the whole house rattled, and she and the woman both woke up. Tomaskie says, “It really felt like someone drove into the garage and it shook the house.”

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