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USGS: ‘Minor’ Earthquake Occurs 14 Miles Southeast of St. Thomas Early This Morning

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A minor earthquake occurred about 14 miles southeast of St. Thomas early this morning, authorities said.

The quake, measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale, happened about 2:48 a.m. this morning at a depth of 84.5 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The USGS also recorded a 3.1 magnitude earthquake at 5:04 a.m. near Road Town, Tortola, BVI at a depth of 28 miles underground.


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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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