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4.2 magnitude earthquake felt in VI

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 was felt in the Virgin Islands this afternoon, July 28, 2019. Photo:
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- "It sounded like a truck," many persons commented about an earthquake felt in the Virgin Islands this afternoon, July 28, 2019.

According to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, it recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.22.

It said the epicenter was located at latitude 18.39 north, longitude 65.05 West or approximately 12.53 Km West North West of Charlotte Amalie at a depth of 58 km.

According to the Department of Disaster  Management (DDM), no Watches, Advisories or Warnings were issued for this event.

"The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) takes this time to remind the BVI community that we live in a seismically active zone, which makes the Territory vulnerable to earthquakes."

What do do during an earthquake?

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 can assist the Puerto Rico Seismic Network by following the link below and filling the electronic the form below.

9 Responses to “4.2 magnitude earthquake felt in VI”

  • Signs (28/07/2019, 20:31) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    • Stir it up... (29/07/2019, 00:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      There's always someone who feels compelled to do it. Knock it off please.
  • Amen (28/07/2019, 21:13) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    Jesus coming for his world yall
  • VIBES (28/07/2019, 21:14) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    We just keep thinking it’s just a (hurricane) it’s just a flood (it’s just a earthquake) etc | when will be read between the lines?
    • Global Climate Change (29/07/2019, 08:11) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      It's just a scientific fact. Man made. Though I imagine it seriously displeases God...
  • Give it all to Christ (29/07/2019, 01:42) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    The ends of time
  • Jordana (29/07/2019, 09:12) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hmmn.. isn’t it strange that this earthquake hit right before we’re preparing for the August festivities?.. in 2017 the flood preceded the worst hurricane in our history .. I believe that flood was a message being sent by God but did we listen; No!.. thereafter He sent us Irma as a further warning.. some of us became more wicked post Irma.. I do believe that God is speaking to us for so much is going on in our small BVI that I don’t believe God is pleased with.. all of us need to examine ourselves, our hearts one to another and change our wicked ways and seek God while He is still near for my fear is that next time Our
    chastisement will be worst.. but I pray that if God could find a few faithful ones He will continue to spare us..we are living in end-times prophecy but we are behaving as it was in the days of Noah..WE NEED TO LISTEN AND TURN TO GOD THOSE OF US THAT DO NOT KNOW HIM!!..Time for all of us to “look up” for our Redemption draweth nigh..may God have Mercy on us all..
  • Jordana (29/07/2019, 10:08) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    We need to cut out all of the Lawless behaviors we engage in.. Re: the August and Easter festivities I don’t see anything wrong with having activities that Honors God.. we need to move away from having these UnGodly activities that Dishonors Him.. I disagree wholeheartedly with VG having “UnGodly” activities at such a sacred time like Easter.. all of this is Reveling and the Bible speaks out against it.. but again are we listening?.. NO..the Bible said that the Fear of God is the beginning of far as I’m concerned we need to either cut out this Easter n August festivities completely or restructure it in a way that Honors God..

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