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Earthquake Measuring 3.4 in Magnitude Occurs 64 Miles North of St. Thomas on Sunday

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A “minor” earthquake was recorded about 64 miles north of St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon.

The quake, measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale, happened about 1:31 p.m. on Sunday at a depth of 28 feet underground, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

An aftershock measuring 3.1 on the Richter Scale occurred in the same position at latitude 19.27 North and longitude 65.01 West about 20 minutes later, according to the USGS.

St. Thomas has had two earthquakes in the last seven days, 23 earthquakes in the past 30 days and 394 earthquakes in the last 365 days, according to Earthquaketrack Dot Com:

The nearest volcano to the Virgin Islands is on the island of Saba, according to Earthquake-Report dot com.

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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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