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MAGNITUDE 4.8 MI EARTHQUAKE FELT IN THE BVI

MAGNITUDE 4.8 MI EARTHQUAKE FELT IN THE BVI

March 9, 2021252Views
MARCH 9, 2021 – On the 9th March 2021, at approximately 12:44 AM, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.8 MI.

The epicenter was located at latitude 18.83 North, 65.29 West at 72 miles Northwest of Virgin Islands at a depth of 23 km.

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.

If you felt this earthquake, assist the Puerto Rico Seismic Network by following the link below and fill in the form as it allows for a true intensity to be recorded.
https://shake.uprm.edu/dyfi/dyfi.php?id=20210309044401&lat=18.83&lon=-65.29&prof=23&mag=4.8_Ml