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Magnitude 4.14 earthquake occurs near VG

According to earthquaketrack.com, on October 11, 2019, the [British] Virgin Islands has experienced 1 earthquake in the past 24 hours, 5 earthquakes in the past 7 days, 28 earthquakes in the past 30 days, 352 earthquakes in the past 365 days. Photo: Internet Source
The epicentre of the 4.14 earthquake that occurred on October 10, 2019 at 11:45pm, was located at latitude 18.37 North, longitude 64.34 West or approximately 8.5 miles Southeast of Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands, at a depth of 80 miles. Image: DDM
The epicentre of the 4.14 earthquake that occurred on October 10, 2019 at 11:45pm, was located at latitude 18.37 North, longitude 64.34 West or approximately 8.5 miles Southeast of Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands, at a depth of 80 miles. Image: DDM
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.

The epicentre was located at latitude 18.37 North, longitude 64.34 West or approximately 8.5 miles Southeast of Virgin Gorda at a depth of 80 miles.

No Watches, Advisories or Warnings were issued for this event.

According to earthquaketrack.com, the [British] Virgin Islands has experienced 1 earthquake in the past 24 hours, 5 earthquakes in the past 7 days, 28 earthquakes in the past 30 days, 352 earthquakes in the past 365 days.

What to do during earthquake

The Department of Disaster Management (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, 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,” DDM stated.

3 Responses to “Magnitude 4.14 earthquake occurs near VG”

  • Damn (11/10/2019, 11:04) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    So we are averaging almost daily earthquakes in the Virgin Islands, that not very comforting at all. I wonder what will happen as the effects of global warming intensify.
  • ABC (11/10/2019, 11:09) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    We going get the big one, just a warning
  • Jordana (11/10/2019, 14:36) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ABC.. truly scary!!!my fear as well but praying that God will be Merciful and spare up..


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