4.9 Magnitude Earthquake Felt On St. Thomas

Media Release :Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency

CHARLOTTE AMALIE (VITEMA | Aug. 8, 11:35PM) — A 4.9 magnitude earthquake occurred about 30 miles north northwest of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, at approximately 11:05 p.m. Tuesday night.

The epicenter was located at Latitude 18.7 degrees north and Longitude 65.1 degrees west, at a depth of about 24 miles. Residents on St. Thomas reported that the earthquake shook homes across the island, however, no injuries have been reported, according to VITEMA’s 911 Emergency Communications Center.

USGS Earthquake Alert: M 4.9 – 48km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands:

2014-08-13 03:05:14 UTC
2014-08-12 23:05:14 -04:00 at epicenter
Location 18.727°N 65.141°W
Depth 39.00 km (24.23 mi)

Earthquake Distances: (Calculated within VI-Alert) :

29.96 Miles from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
72.97 Miles from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
37.49 Miles from St. John, US Virgin Islands
30.77 Miles from Water Island, US Virgin Islands

No Tsunami Warning Issued for the Virgin Islands.

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