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No tsunami from quake off British Virgin Islands

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:16 a.m. HST, Sep 29, 2012

A magnitude-4.7 earthquake struck off the British Virgin Islands this morning but did not pose a tsunami threat, officials said.

The quake, centered 71 miles north-northeast of Road Town in the British Virgin Islands at a depth of 13.3 miles, hit at 3:36 p.m. near the epicenter (5:36 a.m. Hawaii time), according to preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Honolulu is approximately 5,975 miles from Road Town, British Virgin Islands.

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timtower wrote:
The British Virgin Islands are in the Atlantic you idiots!
on September 29,2012 | 07:51AM
Kaluu wrote:
Thanks, HSA! I always enjoy a reason to smile as I wake up. I recall how tough it was to catch the booboos before we printed. I hope not too many people ran to high ground just in case a wave came roaring through the Panama Canal and on to HI! I'm sorry Tim called you idiots, but readings from newspaperland sometimes do frustrate people.
on September 29,2012 | 08:42AM
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