LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A strong Virgin Islands neighboring earthquake today 2013 has erupted east of Puerto Rico. The Virgin Islands earthquake today Thursday, January 10, 2013 began moments ago at 12:33 PM local time. No damage has yet to be reported by local news.
Officials tell news that within the hour a strong 4.8 magnitude earthquake today began off the coast of the US and British Virgin Islands. The quake struck with a moderate depth, USGS indicates to news. The temblor began approximately nineteen miles below the earth’s surface. As a result, no tsunami alert has been issued.
USGS indicates to news that the quake erupted fifty-five miles north of the British Virgin Islands. The quake was north of Spanish Town and seventy-four miles north of East End-Long Look, Tortola.
Officials tell news that the quake was also eighty-miles northeast off Charlotte Amalie in the U.S Virgin Islands as well. The quake began roughly one hundred miles northeast of the Puerto Rican towns of San Juan and Carolina.
UPDATE: Officials have now down graded the quake to a 4.4 magnitude. Additionally, USGS now indicates that the quake was proceeded by a 3.2 magnitude quake closer to Puerto Rico. That quake erupted at 11:53 am local time town and was seventy miles from Carolina. Officials tell news that the earlier quake was also seventy-four miles east of San Juan.