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3.2 magnitude quake strike 17 miles off Virgin Gorda

The epicenter was located at latitude 18.73, longitude 63.44 or approximately 17 miles North of Virgin Gorda, at a depth of 16.77 miles. Photo: Internet Source
3.2 magnitude quake strike 17 miles off Virgin Gorda. Photo: DDM
3.2 magnitude quake strike 17 miles off Virgin Gorda. Photo: DDM
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A magnitude 3.2 earthquake struck the Virgin Islands (VI) on Sunday evening, August 19, 2018 at 10:25 PM, centered just 17 miles north of Virgin Gorda.

The Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded the earthquake measuring a magnitude of 3.21, said to be with an intensity of ‘2’ occurring in the vicinity of the VI.

Intensity ‘2’ on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, means such earthquakes are generally felt by a few people at rest, especially on upper floors of buildings.

The epicenter was located at latitude 18.73, longitude 63.44 or approximately 17 miles North of Virgin Gorda, at a depth of 16.77 miles.

Active Zone

No tsunami watches, advisories or warnings were issued for the VI from this event.

The Tortola based Department of Disaster Management (DDM), in a subsequent statement, used the opportunity to remind VI residents, “we live in a seismically active zone, which makes the Territory vulnerable to earthquakes.”

In a press statement issued shortly after the earthquake, the DDM said, “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.”

6 Responses to “3.2 magnitude quake strike 17 miles off Virgin Gorda”

  • Amen (20/08/2018, 11:30) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Father God coming for his world
  • jesus (20/08/2018, 17:25) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    … just making his warning to the BVI before he acts
  • biker (20/08/2018, 19:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    17 miles north of VG is like 5 miles north of Anegada.
  • pip pip (20/08/2018, 21:15) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    That isn't anything, barely even an earth tremor. Could be made by a fat rich Englishman or American pig
    chowing down on a bowl of chili while lighting a cigar.
  • @pip pip (22/08/2018, 12:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Scratch the name calling already. When you shoe hatred and disdain for your own natives here, and kiss up to the English and American pigs, then u get what you deserve.
    Get your act together. There's no such thing as €••N!NG no more, whether u know it or not


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