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Magnitude 4.9 earthquake felt in VI

On August 31, 2019, at 4:45 am, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.9 that was felt in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On August 31, 2019, at 4:45 am, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.9 that was felt in the Virgin Islands.

According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), the epicentre was located at latitude 19.15 north, longitude 63.94 West or approximately 63.52 Km North-East of Anegada at a depth of 7km, however, no watches, advisories or warnings were issued for the event. 

The DDM warns that during an earthquake it is important to stay calm and if you are inside, stay there and 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," the department says.  

The notes that 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."

3 Responses to “Magnitude 4.9 earthquake felt in VI”

  • church (31/08/2019, 14:28) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    father god coming for his world
    • Guest (31/08/2019, 15:42) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      I guess in the collection process he has already confiscated your brain.....
  • sample (01/09/2019, 22:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I felt it I figure it was a earthquake cause my bed was shaking a bit but I never take it for real.but it happen


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