….This is a simulation exercise…. Wednesday March 26 2014 – According to information issued by the
Puerto Rico Seismic Network, an earthquake above the magnitude of 4.0 has occurred.
At 6:00 A.M., an earthquake measuring 8.0Mwp Latitude:
36.0 N Longitude: 10.8 W occurred at a depth of 5.0 km at a distance of 270
kilometres from Portugal. 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, buildings, 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.