Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 108 km north of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 11:29 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 108 km north of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 11:29 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Oct 17, 2001 11:29:09 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.354°N / 64.932°W (North Atlantic Ocean, British Virgin Islands)
Antipode: 19.354°S / 115.068°E
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) NNW of Road Town (pop: 8,450) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) N of Charlotte Amalie (U.S. Virgin Islands) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NE of Loiza (Puerto Rico) (pop: 4,310) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NE of San Juan (Puerto Rico) (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) NE of Cataño (Catano, Puerto Rico) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) NE of Las Piedras (Puerto Rico) (pop: 6,660) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NE of Aibonito (Puerto Rico) (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) WNW of El Valle (Anguilla) (pop: 2,040) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) NW of Marigot (St. Martin) (pop: 5,700) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) NW of Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) (pop: 1,400) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) NW of Gustavia (St. Barthélemy) (pop: 5,990) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) NW of Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.033 kmVirgin Islands region (British Virgin Islands)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (60 quakes)

  • 10 Apr 2002 07:40 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    37.7 km (23.4 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Apr 2002 19:30 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    100.1 km (62.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Apr 2002 12:31 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    73.9 km (45.9 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 2002 23:40 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    62.2 km (38.6 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 2002 23:21 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 2002 14:31 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    42.5 km (26.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 2002 08:51 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    44.9 km (27.9 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 2002 06:58 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    39.3 km (24.4 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Mar 2002 11:01 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    24.8 km (15.4 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Mar 2002 10:37 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Mar 2002 03:34 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    41.3 km (25.7 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Mar 2002 03:13 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    87 km (54.1 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Mar 2002 03:11 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 2002 15:51 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    24.6 km (15.3 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Mar 2002 20:00 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    58.4 km (36.3 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Feb 2002 14:30 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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