Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 22 km northeast of Santa Cruz, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Wednesday, July 8, 1970 at 04:49 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 143 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 143.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.901°N / 64.638°W↗ (Caribbean Sea, U.S. Virgin Islands)
Antipode: 17.901°S / 115.362°E↗
Nearest volcano: Saba (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) NNE of St Croix (pop: 50,600) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSE of Charlotte Amalie (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) S of Road Town (British Virgin Islands) (pop: 8,450) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) ESE of Las Piedras (Puerto Rico) (pop: 6,660) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) ESE of Loiza (Puerto Rico) (pop: 4,310) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) W of maligas (Marigot, St. Martin) (pop: 5,700) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ESE of San Juan (Puerto Rico) (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) ESE of Cataño (Catano, Puerto Rico) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) W of Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) (pop: 1,400) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) WSW of El Valle (Anguilla) (pop: 2,040) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) E of Aibonito (Puerto Rico) (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) W of Gustavia (St. Barthélemy) (pop: 5,990) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) WNW of Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) WNW of Saint John (Antigua & Barbuda) (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||143 km||Virgin Islands region (U.S. Virgin Islands)||USGS|
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