Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 85 km north of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 10:40 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 85 km north of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 10:40 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 23 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Oct 11, 2008 10:40:14 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.161°N / 64.833°W (North Atlantic Ocean, British Virgin Islands)
Antipode: 19.161°S / 115.167°E
Nearest volcano: Saba (240 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) NNW of Road Town (pop: 8,450) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) N of Charlotte Amalie (U.S. Virgin Islands) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) NE of Loiza (Puerto Rico) (pop: 4,310) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) NE of Las Piedras (Puerto Rico) (pop: 6,660) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) ENE of San Juan (Puerto Rico) (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) ENE of Cataño (Catano, Puerto Rico) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) NE of Aibonito (Puerto Rico) (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) WNW of El Valle (Anguilla) (pop: 2,040) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) WNW of Marigot (St. Martin) (pop: 5,700) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) NW of Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) (pop: 1,400) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) NW of Gustavia (St. Barthélemy) (pop: 5,990) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) NW of Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis) (pop: 12,900) --> 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.123 kmVirgin Islands region (British Virgin Islands)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (327 quakes)

  • 08 Apr 2009 15:57 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Apr 2009 15:32 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    11.8 km (7.3 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Apr 2009 06:56 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    39.8 km (24.7 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Apr 2009 05:46 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    41.4 km (25.7 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Apr 2009 13:10 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    63.6 km (39.5 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Apr 2009 08:04 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    31.3 km (19.4 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Apr 2009 17:37 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Apr 2009 14:13 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    69.6 km (43.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Apr 2009 13:28 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    6.9 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Apr 2009 10:55 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    74.1 km (46 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Mar 2009 19:52 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    15.5 km (9.6 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Mar 2009 10:07 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    14.4 km (8.9 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Mar 2009 06:00 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    16.1 km (10 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Mar 2009 04:47 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 2009 07:46 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    12.6 km (7.8 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 2009 05:20 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    13.2 km (8.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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