Image courtesy of USGS
Tuesday October 29th 2013 – According to information issued by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) , an earthquake magnitude 2.6 Md occurred in the vicinity of the Virgin Islands. At 6:47 PM an earthquake measuring 2.6 Md Latitude: 18.393 N Longitude:-64.579 W occurred at a depth of 4 km at a distance of 2 mile ESE of Road Town, Tortola, BVI.. 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, 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.