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USGS: Two ‘Minor’ Earthquakes Strike Near British Virgin Islands Early This Morning

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands has experienced six earthquakes in the last 24 hours; 12 earthquakes in the past seven days; 34 earthquakes in the last 30 days and 676 earthquakes in the past 365 days.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) the most recent “minor” earthquake took place at 1:25 a.m. this morning and registered 3.5 on the Richter Scale.

The USGS said that the most recent quake took place about 54 miles away from the BVI and one happened 27 miles from Road Town at 1:04 a.m. and registered 3.4 on the Richter Scale.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

1 Comment

  1. Gary
    March 7, 2018 at 2:43 PM — Reply

    What is really getting my attention is the isolated nature of the quakes. Really just concentrated in a small area to the north of the Virgin Islands along the Puerto Rican Trench….it seems to be reawakening.

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