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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 66km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands on Saturday, 7 December 2019

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake  - 66km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands on Saturday, 7 December 2019
7 Dec 22:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 minutes.
Dec 7 23:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 45.7 to 19.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 7 December 2019 22:23 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-12-07 18:23:16 -04:00
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.8375°N / 64.3476°W (British Virgin Islands)
Nearest volcano: Saba (232 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (34 mi) NE of Road Town (pop: 8,400)
73 km (46 mi) NE of Cruz Bay (pop: 2,700)
83 km (51 mi) NE of Charlotte Amalie (pop: 20,000)
177 km (110 mi) NE of Carolina (pop: 170,400)
190 km (118 mi) NE of San Juan (pop: 418,100)
197 km (122 mi) NE of Bayamón (pop: 203,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2019-12-07 18:23:16 -04:00 (7 Dec 22:23:16 UTC)M 4.4 / 19 km66km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin IslandsUSGS
2019-12-07 18:23:13 -04:00 (7 Dec 22:23:13 UTC)M 4.7 / 45.7 km66km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin IslandsUSGS

User reports for this quake (7)

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Belmont Estate -West End Tortola BVI (60.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting on upper level, loud rumbling like freight train running under the house. Strong vibration, glasses in cupboards rattling.
Little Bay, Tortola / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Brandywine Bay / Light shaking (MMI IV)
St.John having dinner at Ocean 362. Slow and stead / Weak shaking (MMI III)
St Thomas / Weak shaking (MMI III) : At ritz Carlton hotel st Thomas indoors in room watching tv ..felt the shaking while seated in chairs in our 5th floor room for about 1 minute
St. Thomas (82.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Laying on sofa...felt the shake and tv shook (reported through our app)
British virgin islands / Light shaking (MMI IV)

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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 66km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands on Saturday, 7 December 2019

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