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Magnitude 4.4 earthquake felt in PR/VI region

This morning, September 5, 2019 at 5:33 am, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.4. Photo: DDM/Facebook
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) reminds the Virgin Islands community that we live in a seismically active zone, which makes the territory vulnerable to earthquakes. Photo: VINO
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) reminds the Virgin Islands community that we live in a seismically active zone, which makes the territory vulnerable to earthquakes. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- This morning, September 5, 2019 at 5:33 am, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.4.

According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), the epicenter was located at latitude 18.2 North, longitude 67.3 West or approximately 8 miles west of Puerto Rico at a depth of 7 miles.

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

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) reminds the Virgin Islands community that we live in a seismically active zone, which makes the territory vulnerable to earthquakes.

According to earthquaketrack.com, as of September 5, 2019 at 4:27pm, the Caribbean and Central America has had: (M1.5 or greater) 8 earthquakes in the past 24 hours, 80 earthquakes in the past 7 days, 287 earthquakes in the past 30 days and 4,804 earthquakes in the past 365 days.

What to do

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.

2 Responses to “Magnitude 4.4 earthquake felt in PR/VI region”

  • Number 4 (06/09/2019, 07:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Four earthquakes in one month time. Many forget that we live right on the plate. We have to seriously consider getting incline on our environment
  • Matrix Unplugged (06/09/2019, 08:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That HAARP machine working over time ....4 earthquakes and multiple storms in less than a month.....do some research.....n yes, wiht the right amplitude they can make earthquakes......not just hurricanes....research for yourself, all the info is on the internet


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