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5.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in VI

April 6th, 2018 | Tags: earthquake tsunami Anegada DDM
According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), a 5.2 magnitude earthquake was felt in the Virgin Islands (VI) this evening, Friday, April 6, 2018, at approximately 5:21 P.M. Photo: DDM
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), a 5.2 magnitude earthquake was felt in the Virgin Islands (VI) this evening, Friday, April 6, 2018, at approximately 5:21 P.M.

According to the DDM website, preliminary information indicates that the earthquake was located 16 miles west of Anegada, at coordinates 18.8 degrees North and 64.7 degrees West, while having a depth of ten miles.

No tsunami warning, watches or advisories has been issued for the territory. DDM will have more updates as they become available. 

Things you should do during an earthquake

According to a DDM report, 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.

In addition, 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.

13 Responses to “5.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in VI”

  • church (06/04/2018, 18:40) Like (11) Dislike (24) Reply
    I felt it Jesus is coming
  • LISA. Lisa (06/04/2018, 18:51) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Is there any tsunami warning in virgin gorda?
  • Ohhhhh (07/04/2018, 07:32) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    You all running scared now huh?
    • @ ohhhhh (08/04/2018, 10:54) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      why should we?
    • Homerun (08/04/2018, 17:32) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Yes. We running straight to Jesus we will ask him to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We will humble ourselves before him seek his face and turn from our wicked ways then we will receive healing for our lives and our land. The hurricane season is fast approaching the ground is shaking the human reaction is to feel fear even the disciples were afraid and we know the story how Jesus rebuked the wind and the waves when he said peace be still. Let us take all that is happening as signs and warnings. Jesus loves us he did not come to condemn us it is his wish that not one of us should perish but that all of us will have eternal life.
  • Marie (07/04/2018, 13:49) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    I live on the flat next to the beach and the tremor was strong and lasted a about 10 seconds. Shook my tv, chair and lights. Pretty scary. After that I wars afraid a tsunami was next. Thank goodness it wasn’t and I could not hear it from where I live.
    • Marie (09/04/2018, 08:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What I meant was, I could not hear a tsunami warning anyway where I live, even when it was working. Glad there was none though, but I am always on the lookout when I feel tremors. This is where my family land is, so don’t come on here telling me anything about purchasing land too close to the sea. We all have to make the best of wherever our properties are.
  • Suzi (08/04/2018, 19:38) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    We heard there was a huge explosion on Epstein Island??

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