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FELT EARTHQUAKE IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

FELT EARTHQUAKE IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

November 22, 20161814Views

Preliminary information indicates an earthquake occurred at 9:18p.m., magnitude 3.7 at a depth of 40.km. The quake was located 8kilometers West Northwest of Anegada at 18.78 latitude and 64.418 longitude.

No Tsunami Watches or Warnings were issued for the BVI.

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.