Magnitude-4.9 earthquake sends tremors across V.I. on Tuesday


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ST. THOMAS - A magnitude-4.9 earthquake centered about 30 miles northwest of Charlotte Amalie shook buildings for about 10 seconds just after 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

No damage was immediately reported by the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami danger.

Residents on St. Thomas reported that the earthquake shook homes across the island; however, no injuries have been reported, according to VITEMA's 911 Emergency Communications Center.

The tremor struck about 11:05 p.m. at Latitude 18.7 degrees North and Longitude 65.1 degrees West at a depth of about 24 miles.

The quake's center was located about 30 miles northwest of St. Thomas; 73 miles from St. Croix; and 37 miles from St. John; and 65 miles northeast of San Juan.

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