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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake felt in VI

The epicenter was located at latitude 19.7 North, longitude 64.58 West or approximately 71 miles North Northwest of Anegada at a depth of 19 miles. Photo: DDM/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On October 6, 2019 at 11:10am the Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.2 Mwp.

The epicenter was located at latitude 19.7 North, longitude 64.58 West or approximately 71 miles North Northwest of Anegada at a depth of 19 miles.

According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), no Watches, Advisories or Warnings were issued for this event.

"The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) takes this time to remind the BVI community that we live in a seismically active zone, which makes the Territory vulnerable to earthquakes."

It said 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.

10 Responses to “Magnitude 5.2 earthquake felt in VI”

  • i knew it (06/10/2019, 14:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was heading east from West End on Drake's Hwy. just after 11 this morning when I noticed all these small debris flows of small rocks and pebbles along the roadside in the cliff area between Towers and Coxsheath. I wondered it there had been an earthquake and now I know!
  • rattie (06/10/2019, 15:29) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    father God coming for his world
    • Fran (06/10/2019, 17:12) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
      Earthquakes have been happening for millions of years, so each time we get a rattle, God is coming for this world? Stop it!
      • Peaches (09/10/2019, 08:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Luke 21:11 King James Version (KJV)
        11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

        2 Peter 3:3-4 King James Version (KJV)
        3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

        4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

        SO YOU SEE, YOU ARE A SCOFFER!
    • Oh rattle (07/10/2019, 21:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      More likely Mother Earth has had enough!
  • NezRez (06/10/2019, 17:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I felt just a small shake, nothing big thank goodness .
  • Jordana (06/10/2019, 17:25) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Wow.. I might be wrong but according to DDM this is like the 6th earthquake in like 4-5 months.. this is frightening for though we are accustomed of having hurricanes, I cannot recall a time when we’ve had earthquakes repeatedly like this..something is happening!.. we all need to pray fervently for God’s Mercy.. (my opinion)
  • Jordana (06/10/2019, 19:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Correction- meant to say though we are accustom of having earthquakes... (hurricanes typo)
  • Hit the Nail on the Had (07/10/2019, 04:23) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is HAARP along with the ionesphere heater in Puerto Rico nearby being turned on that are causing these earthquakes?

    These equipment are also used to detect oil reserves.

    Is it that oil reserves are being searched for nearby or being used for deliberate practice of creating tsunamis?

    Is this the next disaster for the region of depopulation in addition to the Hurricanes and to hide behind the theory of Climate Change?

    Mind you Climate Change is real but being orchestrated by powerful people on an agenda of depopulation and corruption of those who remain with immoral ideologies of lifestyles,

    Please watch the 2 YouTube videos in their entirety:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS1GC2kX9HY
    An Unholy Alliance: the UN, Soros, and the Francis Papacy - Elizabeth Yore

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=383WORq1O3U&pbjreload=10
    Stephen Bohr - Climate Change, Is It Real?
  • Jordana (07/10/2019, 10:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ hit the nail... I looked at the vids.. the one by Ms. Yore.. all I can say is wow!!.. so many theories re: climate change..but I do know it’s getting hotter, we can feel it and this warming causes the ice to melt and seas to get higher .. this intense heat “is” having as adverse action on the climate changes were experiencing..the world has become so corrupt in so many ways ; only God can help us now ..


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