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Territory Shaken By Another Earthquake

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake rattled V.I. residents Wednesday morning.

According to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, the 8:40 a.m. earthquake occurred roughly 192 miles east-southeast of San Juan at 17.34 degrees north latitude and 63.45 degrees west longitude. It was 96 miles under the ocean floor.

“We had reports from St. Thomas and St. John,” Harold Irizarry, a geologist at the Seismic Network, said.

There were no reports of damage and no tsunami threat for the Virgin Islands, Irizarry said.

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Earthquakes of this magnitude are common in the area, with the last one occurring Jan. 22. It was a 5.3 magnitude earthquake centered 27 miles north northwest of Virgin Gorda.

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A 5.2 magnitude earthquake rattled V.I. residents Wednesday morning.

According to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, the 8:40 a.m. earthquake occurred roughly 192 miles east-southeast of San Juan at 17.34 degrees north latitude and 63.45 degrees west longitude. It was 96 miles under the ocean floor.

“We had reports from St. Thomas and St. John,” Harold Irizarry, a geologist at the Seismic Network, said.

There were no reports of damage and no tsunami threat for the Virgin Islands, Irizarry said.

Earthquakes of this magnitude are common in the area, with the last one occurring Jan. 22. It was a 5.3 magnitude earthquake centered 27 miles north northwest of Virgin Gorda.