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Magnitude 4.20 earthquake felt in VI

November 11th, 2017 | Tags: earthquake tremor Virgin Gorda DDM
According to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, around 9:41 AM, an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.20 occurred at latitude 18.67, longitude 64.39 or approximately 24 miles North of Virgin Gorda at a depth of 40 km today, November 11, 2017. Photo: DDM
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An earthquake with a magnitude above 4.0 was felt in the Virgin Islands today, November 11, 2017.

According to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, around 9:41 AM, an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.20 occurred at latitude 18.67, longitude 64.39 or approximately 24 miles North of Virgin Gorda at a depth of 40 km. No tsunami watches or warnings were issued for the VI from this event.

Persons on social media have since been commenting that they felt the quake, with some reported feeling a shaking in Road Town Wholesale, while one person reported “massive tremble and loud noise” in the Belmont Estate area of West End, Tortola.

One person joked that they were traversing the Sea Cows Bay roads at the time and “definitely would not have felt it.”

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has since reminded the VI community that residents 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,” the DDM posted on its website today, November 11, 2017.

14 Responses to “Magnitude 4.20 earthquake felt in VI”

  • vick (11/11/2017, 14:07) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    The more i pray,the more desaster happens to this island.may be i should stop praying?.
    • @vick (11/11/2017, 20:30) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Nothing is wrong with praying but its the Fantasy the idol the fake the blue Eyes that you and them praying to... A study came out a few weeks ago that said churches are bringing in the most money in the world and pastors are the highest paid set of people..."Robbing and fooling and deceiving the poor daily that looking for hope for a better way...Wicked set of people"
      • anthony (13/11/2017, 08:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Yha brother said the true you're right that exist what happened thanks
    • Trini (12/11/2017, 02:22) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      In this last days my friend God’s will will be done ✅ however u should pray and ask god to save you and your family from that wrath #we are the last generation #read the book of revelations look around and see it’s in our face happening # if you never believe then believe now all prophecy is being fulfillied # testing time pray cause prayer is blind without faith u see prayers alone is futile but prayers with faith is everything # don’t seize your pray in this perilous times that is what the devil wants # keep your faith and be watchful as he said when you see these things happening look up for your redemption draweth nigh # he’s coming soon for his believers # nothing is getting better it will get worst look at round the world wars earthquakes farming children making children men being lovers of themselves the list goes on
    • Rebuke! (12/11/2017, 07:24) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      I rebuke that statement. Never stop praying love. God hears your prayers. Be encouraged and don't let the devil discourage you!!
    • Star (12/11/2017, 11:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
  • mother hen (11/11/2017, 14:15) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh gosh I have second thoughts on my concrete roof
  • Asya (11/11/2017, 15:02) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    We have been having tremors forever and we have always had concrete roofs. This is nothing new. Don’t allow Irma stop you from living. This is part of life.
  • belonger (11/11/2017, 15:11) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pls keep praying GOD is good, it's a test to see how much faith you have in the Lord they GOD. This quake is an after shock from Irma. Remember it mash up the Safir-simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which then it was seen on the earthquake scale as an earthquake instead of a hurricane. The Lord did have mercy on us for we still living.
  • cay (11/11/2017, 17:03) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Father god speaking to us
    • saying (11/11/2017, 20:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @cay be careful what you ask for you might not like to hear what he has to say to you.
  • His Majesty (11/11/2017, 20:33) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Turn away from blue eyes and seek his Majesty.. Or it will be punishment after punishment..
  • Liveasone (12/11/2017, 02:25) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Time to start being your brothers keeper stop hating island man or vexing because he come to work here this wax never Gods intention for us to live like this do unto others as you would gave them
    Do unto you

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