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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 131km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, on 2019-10-06 21:02:14 -04:00

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 131km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, on 2019-10-06 21:02:14 -04:00
7 Oct 01:08 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Oct 7 01:21: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.6.
Date & time: 2019-10-07 01:02:14 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-10-06 21:02:14 -04:00
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.5972°N / 64.5215°W (British Virgin Islands)
Nearest volcano: Saba (247 km / 153 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
131 km (81 mi) N of Road Town (pop: 8,400)
144 km (89 mi) N of Cruz Bay (pop: 2,700)
146 km (91 mi) NE of Charlotte Amalie (pop: 20,000)
166 km (103 mi) NE of Culebra (pop: 1,500)
185 km (115 mi) NE of Fajardo (pop: 34,100)
193 km (120 mi) NE of Río Grande (pop: 13,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2019-10-07 01:02:14 UTC
2019-10-06 21:02:14 -04:00
M 4.6 / 10 km131km N of Road Town, British Virgin IslandsUSGS
2019-10-07 01:02:13 UTCM 4.6 / 10 kmVirgin Islands Region (British Virgin Islands)EMSC

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San Juan (211.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Yabucoa (220.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Susúa Baja (Puerto Rico, 301 km SW of epicenter) : Como a las 9:05 pm dentro de mi vehículo estacionado. Leve y corta duración, menos de tres segundos. Se movió hacia los lados. (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 131km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, on 2019-10-06 21:02:14 -04:00

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