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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 108 km north of El Valle, The Valley, Anguilla, on 7 Jun 4:15 pm (GMT -4)

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 108 km north of El Valle, The Valley, Anguilla, on 7 Jun 4:15 pm (GMT -4) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 108 km north of El Valle, The Valley, Anguilla, on 7 Jun 4:15 pm (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

7 Jun 20:27 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Update Mon, 7 Jun 2021, 20:33

Moderate magnitude 4.6 quake hits 108 km northwest of The Valley, Anguilla in the afternoon

4.6 quake 7 Jun 4:15 pm (GMT -4)
4.6 quake 7 Jun 4:15 pm (GMT -4)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred in the afternoon on Monday 7 June 2021 at 4:15 pm local time near The Valley, Anguilla, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.6.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include The Valley (pop. 2,000) located 108 km from the epicenter, and Blowing Point Village (pop. 940) 112 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 7, 2021 20:15:39 UTC
Local time at epicenter7 Jun 4:15 pm (GMT -4)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.14°N / 63.39°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Anguilla)
Antipode19.14°S / 116.61°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoSaba (169 km / 105 mi)
Nearby towns and cities108 km (67 mi) NNW of El Valle (pop: 2,040) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (69 mi) NNW of Blowing Point Village (pop: 942) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) NNW of Marigot (St. Martin) (pop: 5,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
129 km (80 mi) NNW of Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) (pop: 1,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
150 km (93 mi) NNW of Gustavia (St. Barthélemy) (pop: 5,990) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
152 km (94 mi) ENE of Road Town (British Virgin Islands) (pop: 8,450) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) ENE of Charlotte Amalie (U.S. Virgin Islands) (pop: 20,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
217 km (135 mi) NNW of Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis) (pop: 12,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
274 km (170 mi) ENE of Loiza (Puerto Rico) (pop: 4,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
278 km (173 mi) NW of Saint John (Antigua & Barbuda) (pop: 24,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
282 km (175 mi) ENE of Las Piedras (Puerto Rico) (pop: 6,660) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
296 km (184 mi) ENE of San Juan (Puerto Rico) (pop: 418,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
298 km (185 mi) ENE of Cataño (Catano, Puerto Rico) (pop: 28,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
109 km (68 mi) NNW of Anguilla Island (pop: 13,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 9 m/s (17 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.610 kmAnguilla: Leeward IslandsGFZ
4.621 km104 Km NNW of The Valley, AnguillaUSGS


Seismic station: North Barbuda Island (ANWB/CU network) | Distance from quake: 235 km / 146 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station North Barbuda Island: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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