11TH March 2011
– According to the United States Geological Survey, an Earthquake with a
magnitude of 8.9 at a depth of 15.2 miles located 80 miles east of Sendai,
Honshu, Japan has occurred. This earthquake has generated a tsunami and due to
its location the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a tsunami warning
for Hawaii and The Western Coasts of the US. Informational bulletins have been
issued for coastal areas of South America.
The Department of Disaster Management has been in contact with the Puerto
Rico Seismic Network who has indicated that no Tsunami Watch or Warnings will
be issued for the Virgin Islands due to the location of the Tsunami generated.
The DDM will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates where
Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster
Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information
disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number of professional
sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such information. This
information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has interest in local
weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI Government be held
accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal
evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of
finances, property or life.