Small Earthquake Felt Throughout Territory

Residents across the Virgin Islands got a shake up last week as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattled the territory on Wednesday morning, July 7, just after 11 a.m.

The epicenter was located about 50 miles north, northeast of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, and 40 miles north, northwest of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, at 19.04 degrees north and 64.75 degrees west, according to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network.

Since the earthquake was at a depth of about 2.9 miles below the ocean’s surface, however, its full force wasn’t felt on land.

While no damage was reported in the USVI or British Virgin Islands, residents reported feeling the earthquake from Tortola to St. Thomas, according to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network.