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3.73Mb Earthquake felt in the Virgin Islands- DDM

According to information issued by the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, an earthquake measuring 3.73Mb occurred throughout Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands this morning at approximately 1:04 A.M. local time. Photo: DDM
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- According to information issued by the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, an earthquake measuring 3.73Mb occurred throughout Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands this morning at approximately 1:04 A.M. local time. The report indicated that the epicenter was located near 19.66 north latitude and 64.41 west longitude, or 103 Km North of Anegada at a depth of 42 kilometers. No Tsunami Warning or Watch was issued.

The DDM takes this time to remind the VI 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, buildings, 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 the earthquake can assist the DDM and the Puerto Rico Seismic Network in determining its intensity by logging on http://www.prsn.uprm.edu/English/DFI/reportesismosII.php?id=20121126235839&lat=18.9061&lon=-64.2526&prof=and completing a simple electronic form.  

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