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UPDATE: EARTHQUAKE NW OF ANEGADA

UPDATE: EARTHQUAKE NW OF ANEGADA

January 31, 20151327Views

Saturday January 31st
2015 –The Puerto Rico Seismic Network has issued its final analysis of an
earthquake which occurred yesterday above the magnitude of 4.0. At 8:01PM an
earthquake measuring 4.05 Md
Latitude: 19.204Longitude: 64.558
occurred at a depth of 25 km at a distance of 56.77 Km North West of Anegada. 
  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.

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

http://www.prsn.uprm.edu/English/DFI/reportesismosII.php?id=20150131000121&lat=19.028&lon=-64.712&prof=39