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October 11th, 2019
Magnitude 4.14 earthquake occurs near VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- On Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 11:45pm, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.14 Md.

October 6th, 2019
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On October 6, 2019 at 11:10am the Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.2 Mwp.

September 26th, 2019
DDM testing Emergency Warning System on Friday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Department of Disaster Management will commence testing of its emergency warning system in the Virgin Islands on Friday, September 26, 2019.

September 22nd, 2019
Fake! No official statement made on closure of public service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With Tropical Storm Karen forecast to reach the Virgin Islands on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, there have been several advisories circulating, including fake ones.

September 22nd, 2019
Tropical Storm Karen forms in South Atlantic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Tropical Storm Karen formed early Sunday morning, September 22, 2019, just east of the Windward Islands with maximum winds of 40 mph.

September 19th, 2019
Residents urged to store water ahead of Hurricane Jerry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being encouraged to store water for at least three days should the territory face adverse weather as a result of Hurricane Jerry, which can result in the closure of pipelines.

September 16th, 2019
Disturbance 1 becoming better organised; Could track close to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Disturbance 1 is located about 1200 miles to the east-southeast of Barbados near 10.5N, 42.0W and could impact the Virgin Islands by Saturday, September 21, 2019, according to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) today, September 16, 2019.

September 14th, 2019
'Disturbance 1' now on VI path; Tropical Storm Humberto forms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has reported that Disturbance 1, now located along 45W is moving west towards to VI at around 25 mph.

September 10th, 2019
‘Disturbance 1’ could become Tropical Storm Humberto

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Currently along 42W and moving west towards the Lesser Antilles near 20 mph ‘Disturbance 1’ is now gradually featuring less atmospheric rotation and weaker thunderstorms.

September 7th, 2019
UPDATE: ‘Disturbance 1’ now 60% chance of tropical development

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is reporting that one of three new disturbances in the Atlantic Region continues to show serious signs of development as it moves west towards the Lesser Antilles.

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