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4.0 magnitude earthquake affects VI

- earthquake occurred close to Puerto Rico
According to, and confirmed by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), an earthquake occurred about 4 km from Yabucoa, Puerto Rico around 9:10pm, Wednesday May 1, 2019. Photo:
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 4.0 magnitude earthquake affected the Virgin Islands close to an hour ago, Wednesday May 1, 2019.

According to, the earthquake occurred about 4 km from Yabucoa, Puerto Rico.

Affected countries included the Virgin Islands, Dominica, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Netherlands, Saint Barthélemy, Antigua and Barbuda, and Anguilla.

The quake was recorded at 9:10 pm.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) subsequently sent out an alert about the quake.

No Tsunami advisory was issued up to post time.

4.2 quake felt on Barbados & T&T

Earlier today, an earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.2, rattled Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies reported.

It said that there were no immediate reports of injuries or destruction.

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