Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Road Town, British Virgin Islands
Wed, 16 Jun 2021, 13:2213:22 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred in the morning on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 8:52 am local time near Road Town, British Virgin Islands, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
4.4 quake 16 Jun 8:52 am (GMT -4)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Road Town (pop. 8,400) located 97 km from the epicenter, and Charlotte Amalie (pop. 20,000) 101 km away.
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Date & time: 16 Jun 8:52 am (GMT -4) local time (16 Jun 2021 12:52 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.25°N / 64.92°W (North Atlantic Ocean, British Virgin Islands)
Primary data source: EMSC
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