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April 11th, 2018
Another active 2018 hurricane season on the way!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Some thirty percent of residents and businesses in the Virgin Islands (VI) have not recovered from the ravages of the two powerful category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria of last year.

April 6th, 2018
5.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in VI

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.

March 31st, 2018
ESHS students receive emergency response training

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Twelve students of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) are undergoing training by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) designed for teenagers.

February 14th, 2018
'Commence disaster preparations early'- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands has initiated a plan to prepare for what may be another active season, according to the preliminary predictions released in December 2017.

February 12th, 2018
$122k to be spent on Strong Motion & Seismic Network

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Good relations between the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez continue as a team of engineers led by Professor Jose Martinez-Cruzado visited during the past week to assess the impact of the hurricanes of September 2017 on the Strong Motion and seismic network throughout the VI.

February 9th, 2018
UPDATE: Back to back earthquakes felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Nearly an hour after a 4.9 magnitude earthquake was felt in the Virgin Islands, a magnitude 5.2 quake was recorded today, February 9, 2018.

February 2nd, 2018
3.6 magnitude earthquake felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An earthquake was reportedly felt in the Virgin Islands (VI) at around 7:00 A.M. this morning, February 2, 2018.

January 18th, 2018
DDM under fire for no ‘sirens warning system’ during Tsunami alert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on January 10, 2018 that the Government run Department of Disaster Management (DDM) issued via social media and a press release a Tsunami warning for the Territory, following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred north of Honduras.

January 10th, 2018
Tsunami advisory briefly issued for VI after strong Honduras quake

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Tsunami advisory was briefly issued for the Virgin Islands (VI) last night, January 9, 2018 by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck 27 miles (43 kilometers) off the coast of Honduras.

January 8th, 2018
Magnitude 3.70 earthquake felt in the VI- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On January 7, 2018, around 7:45 P.M., according to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 3.70 occurred in the vicinity of the Virgin Islands.

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