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Seismic Swarm continues Near Virgin Islands Region


Natural Hazard – Seismic Events

Virgin Islands has had: (M1.5 or greater)

28 earthquakes today (2016-06-30)
41 earthquakes in the past 7 days
153 earthquakes in the past month

Recent Earthquakes Near Virgin Islands

Earthquake in Virgin Islands Region:  USGS Interactive map

This earthquake occurred in the Caribbean Region, near  Tortola, British Virgin Islands (population 23,908). The nearest place is Road Town. The maximum altitude nearby is 33 ft.

North America – Caribbean Region | Virgin Islands and Vicinity
Location:  58km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands
Magnitude: 4.0
Time: 2016-06-29 23:37:48 (UTC)
Epicenter: 19°05’16.8″N 64°52’44.4″W
Depth: 11.0 km (6.8 mi) Shallow
Area Affected: Offshore
Population: 28,449 people within 100km


USGS – M 4.0 – 58km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands

IRIS – ML4.0 Virgin Islands

IRIS Interactive Earthquake Browser



Nearby Population

58 km NW of Road Town, Virgin Islands, British / pop: 8,449 / local time: 19:37:48.2 2016-06-29
63 km N of Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands, U.S. / pop: 20,000 / local time: 19:37:48.2 2016-06-29
143 km E of San Juan, Puerto Rico / pop: 418,140 / local time: 19:37:48.2 2016-06-29

More Information

European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) – Real Time Seismicity
Earthquake Track –Recent Earthquakes Near The Caribbean and Central America
IRIS Event Based Product Query

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