No Tsunami Watch or Warning following 6.4Mw Earthquake

No Tsunami Watch or Warning following 6.4Mw Earthquake

July 16, 20151719Views

Thursday July 16th 2015
– According to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, an earthquake above magnitude 6.0
has occurred. At 11:16 A.M., an earthquake measuring 6.4 Magnitude was recorded at
Latitude: 13.82 North Longitude: 58.64 West. The quake occurred
at a depth of 5.6 kilometers. The epicentre was located 506.67 kilometres South
East of Montserrat or 72 kilometres North East of Bethsheba, Barbados. 

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.

Persons who felt this earthquake
can assist the DDM and the Puerto Rico Seismic Network in determining its
intensity by logging on to the link below and filling out the electronic form