83.9 F
Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, August 13, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesBrief: Minor Quake Rattles Territory

Brief: Minor Quake Rattles Territory

A minor earthquake struck in the Caribbean at 6:44 p.m. Friday about 10 miles northwest of Christiansted, according to the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency.

The initial report posted on the VITEMA website said the tremor measured at about 4.0 on the Richter scale. It was felt at least as far southwest as Frederiksted.

The agency said the temblor was not severe enough to cause a tsunami.

The warning posted at vialert.gov, the VITEMA website, was issued by the NWS West Coast/Alaska Tsunam Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska.

Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)

The quiake was located 10 miles northwest of Christiansted, 90 mles south east of San Juan, Puerto Rico, at a depth of three miles, at 17.8 north latitude, 64.9 west longitude, based on preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more

A minor earthquake struck in the Caribbean at 6:44 p.m. Friday about 10 miles northwest of Christiansted, according to the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency.

The initial report posted on the VITEMA website said the tremor measured at about 4.0 on the Richter scale. It was felt at least as far southwest as Frederiksted.

The agency said the temblor was not severe enough to cause a tsunami.

The warning posted at vialert.gov, the VITEMA website, was issued by the NWS West Coast/Alaska Tsunam Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska.

The quiake was located 10 miles northwest of Christiansted, 90 mles south east of San Juan, Puerto Rico, at a depth of three miles, at 17.8 north latitude, 64.9 west longitude, based on preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey.