Earthquake rattles Virgin Islands

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale rattled the Virgin Islands on Thursday afternoon.

The quake was felt around 1:42 pm, according to reports.

Reports indicate it was felt throughout the Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico Seismic Network reports that the epicenter was located near 18.39N and 62.95 West or 6 miles ESE of the Valley, Anguilla at a depth of 54.9 miles.

So far there have been no reports of damage.

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21 Comments

  1. August 3, 2012

    CORRECTION I MEANT LITTLE AND FEEL BUT LAUGHTER IS A GOOD MEDICEN SO ENJOY.

  2. Roots
    August 3, 2012

    If there was a 5.1 earthquake on a tiny island, why didn’t anyone feel it. Also, St Thomas is a US territory; this would have been all over their airways.

  3. QuakeMan
    August 2, 2012

    In reference to today’s quake, here are your legitimate stats >> http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/tsuPortal/events/PAAQ/2012/08/02/m852j9/1/SEXX60/SEXX60.txt ____ For more accurate information regarding timestamps and date of earthquake activity please see the following websites >>>>>>

    http://www.iris.edu/seismon & http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov…. To take advantage of today’s modern technology you can create a FREE NOAA acct and subscribe to Caribbean Earthquake alerts. Your region/reporting station is “West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center”

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  4. hell hath no furry!!
    August 2, 2012

    THE ONE I FELT WAS AROUND 1:59-2PM….WAS THERE ANOTHER ONE AT 5:29….IT WAS REAL LOUD IN THE EAST END…

  5. VI resident
    August 2, 2012

    not a big deal. just a rumble and slight shake that probaly lasted 5 secs. nothing moved in the room.

    Thank God!

  6. Anonymous
    August 2, 2012

    So my question how many earthquake was there today…I’m seeing too many times….first I saw 5:29…then 1:42….put me on right track please…

  7. Laba Pawa Time
    August 2, 2012

    Earthquake is a respector of no man. it can happen any where at any time… just be prepared for the aftermath and be prepared to volunteer to assist once you are able to do so… :wink:

    • Just think
      August 3, 2012

      The Caribbean is a chain of islands, if a major earthquake would happen, would it pull down the whole chain with it?

      • dr.b
        August 4, 2012

        THE ENTIRE WORLD IS LINKED, REMOVE ALL WATER(SEAS) U WILL SEE THAT ALL LAND MASS ARE CONNECTED, THE ISLANDS U SEE ARE JUST PICKS.

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  8. block 44
    August 2, 2012

    i live in the vi reading this report at 4.14pm something is wrong about that report,and it the first place i am hearing about it,and i didn,t feel any thing.

    • M-Press Kiki
      August 2, 2012

      It was about 1:42 i was on the phone with my friend she was home in bed and felt it but i did not because i was driving.

  9. Roots
    August 2, 2012

    This happened weeks ago. This isn’t recent.

    • Roots
      August 2, 2012

      Also, this was published here before the mention time it happened. lol

      • qstorm78
        August 2, 2012

        lol, yeah. I think admin made a typo.

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      • image
        August 3, 2012

        not because u didnt feel it doesnt mean it did not happen. it was about 1.20 pm or so. so if it was worst your would not be prepared learn to listen to the news and stop confusin the people who tryin to calm there family down.that was all over the news people were callin in to find out information and people like all u speadin nonesense for those who have family here and are worried about them.

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  10. budman
    August 2, 2012

    one of our resident DNO pastors will say taht God was punishing the VI.

    • waitukubuli-original
      August 2, 2012

      As a man thinketh, so is he. Is that what you think? you are one step ahead of the pastor. LOL

    • SPONGE BOB
      August 2, 2012

      That is the correct spelling .Take your time and write

  11. Anonymous
    August 2, 2012

    I think u mean 1:59pm not 5:29…I am in the VI and felt it

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