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3.6 magnitude earthquake felt in VI

February 2nd, 2018 | Tags: earthquake seismic zone DDM magnitude advisory
A 3.6 magnitude earthquake was reportedly felt in the Virgin Islands (VI) at around 7:00 A.M. this morning, February 2, 2018. Photo: DDM
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An earthquake was reportedly felt in the Virgin Islands (VI) at around 7:00 A.M. this morning, February 2, 2018.

According to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 3.61 occurred in the vicinity of the Leeward Islands. The epicenter was located at latitude 18.15, longitude 63.83 at a depth of 97 km. No tsunami advisories, watches or warnings were issued for the VI from this event.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has reminded that the VI is 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.

According to the DDM, 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.

5 Responses to “3.6 magnitude earthquake felt in VI”

  • retired (02/02/2018, 08:59) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    7AM! I thought it was just one of the early morning debris trucks rumbling by on Drake's Hwy. It appears that a 3.61M earthquake is equivalent to an Irma debris loaded truck w/o engine bonnet heading west to Coxsheath.
  • vex (02/02/2018, 09:22) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Father God coming for his world
  • No one (02/02/2018, 09:46) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    that's nothing. really. below a 5.5 is really just a tremble. shaken not stirred. won't even mix a martini anyway.
    when you get a nine start worrieing.
  • these really the last days (02/02/2018, 10:53) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    my friend says she felt one in sugar city after midnight on Monday or Tuesday. No one knows when the Saviour cometh. I do believe all this is scientific has to do with the blue blood moon low tide etc that appeared on the 31st where good and evil all ways meet to carry bout their evil and good deeds.Look around and see the good and evil that not only happened here but all over the world. Be aware also many are selling souls to carry out their evil rituals. Father Lord come down and take back your world before it is too late.
  • joe (02/02/2018, 15:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If it ain't one thing its another

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