On the 12th September 2018 at 12:18am the Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded an earthquake magnitude 4.30.
The epicenter was located at latitude 18.878 North, longitude 64.873 West or 57.56 Km North West of Road Town, Tortola, BVI. Information from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has indicated no Tsunami Advisories, Watches or Warnings were issued for the British Virgin Islands.
The Department of Disaster Management (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.
To help the Puerto Rico Seismic Network collect data on such events please follow the link below and fill out the form.