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3.7 magnitude earthquake recorded in VI

November 22nd, 2016 | Tags: earthquake DDM Anegada magnitude tsunami
According to the DDM website, preliminary information indicates an earthquake occurred at 9:18 P.M on November 21, 2016, measuring 3.7 on the Richter Scale and at a depth of 40.km. Photo: DDM
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is reporting that an earthquake was felt in the Virgin Islands (VI) last evening, November 21, 2016.

According to the DDM website, preliminary information indicates an earthquake occurred at 9:18 P.M, measuring 3.7 on the Richter Scale and at a depth of 40.km.

“The quake was located 8kilometers West Northwest of Anegada at 18.78 latitude and 64.418 longitude,” the DDM stated.

No Tsunami Watches or Warnings were issued for the VI.

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.

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