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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 118km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, on 2019-10-06 11:10:44 -04:00

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 118km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, on 2019-10-06 11:10:44 -04:00
6 Oct 15:16 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 16.9 km.
Oct 6 16:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.9 to 15.0 km.
Date & time: 2019-10-06 03:10:44 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-10-06 11:10:44 -04:00
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.6966°N / 64.5655°W (British Virgin Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
141 km (88 mi) N of Road Town (pop: 8,400)
154 km (96 mi) N of Cruz Bay (pop: 2,700)
155 km (97 mi) NE of Charlotte Amalie (pop: 20,000)
173 km (108 mi) NE of Culebra (pop: 1,500)
191 km (118 mi) NE of Fajardo (pop: 34,100)
198 km (123 mi) NE of Río Grande (pop: 13,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2019-10-06 15:10:44 UTC
2019-10-06 11:10:44 -04:00
M 5.0 / 15 km118km N of Road Town, British Virgin IslandsUSGS
2019-10-06 15:10:41 UTCM 5.2 / 10 kmVirgin Islands (British Virgin Islands)GFZ
2019-10-06 15:10:42 UTCM 5.0 / 10 kmVirgin Islands (British Virgin Islands)GeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

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224.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Carolina, puerto rico (204.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I don't now if any tsunami warning, please let me now. (reported through our app)
204.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 118km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, 2019-10-06 11:10:44 -04:00

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (19 quakes):
  • 03 Dec 2019 05:33 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Dec 2019 08:27 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Nov 2019 22:42 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    98 km (60.9 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Nov 2019 22:42 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Nov 2019 19:57 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Oct 2019 03:44 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Oct 2019 17:16 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    77 km (47.8 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Oct 2019 04:38 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Oct 2019 23:58 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Oct 2019 00:41 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Oct 2019 15:05 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    87 km (54.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Oct 2019 15:05 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Oct 2019 22:54 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Oct 2019 01:02 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 2019 21:46 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 2019 21:30 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 2019 21:04 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 2019 19:48 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 2019 18:29 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 118km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, on 2019-10-06 11:10:44 -04:00
 

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