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4.46 MI EARTHQUAKE FELT IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

4.46 MI EARTHQUAKE FELT IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

August 12, 2005856Views

IMAGE OF EPICENTER :COURTESY OF USGS 

Tuesday August 12th
2014 – According to information issued by the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, an
earthquake above the magnitude of 4.46 MI has occurred. At 11:05PM an earthquake measuring
4.46 MI 
Latitude: 18.723 N Longitude: 65.222 W occurred at a
depth of 39 Km at a distance of 35 miles NW of the VI  . 
  No
Tsunami Watches or Warnings were issued for the Virgin Islands. The DDM takes
this time to remind the BVI community that we live in a seismically active
zone, which makes the Territory vulnerable to earthquakes.  During an
earthquake it is important to stay calm, if you are inside stay there, move
away from ceiling fans, glass windows and doors or anything that may
fall.  Get under a desk or sturdy piece of furniture cover your head
and hold on. If outdoors, move into an open area away from trees, building, or
utility wires and poles.  During an earthquake the more you move the
more likely you are to be hurt, so refrain from entering or exiting a building
at the time of the impact.