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5.0 magnitude earthquake shakes VI

October 7th, 2020 | Tags: earthquake tremor USGS Earthquake Track DDM shaking
According to Earthquake Track, the 5.0 magnitude tremor occurred 59.2 km (36.2 miles) from Tortola at a depth of 6km. Photo: Earthquake Track
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was a shaking that hardly anyone could have missed this afternoon, October 7, 2020, as the Virgin Islands felt the vibration of a 5.0 magnitude earthquake.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred at 2:24pm.

According to Earthquake Track, the tremor occurred 59.2 km (36.2 miles) from Tortola at a depth of 6km.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said no warning was in effect for the Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico.

Persons have since been sharing their experience on social media, including the BVI Community Board.

There have been reports from across the Territory of persons feeling the tremor.

One man even said he felt it on a boat at Peter Island.

8 Responses to “5.0 magnitude earthquake shakes VI”

  • wake up (07/10/2020, 15:22) Like (21) Dislike (8) Reply
    Wake up my people. God is at hand
  • resident (07/10/2020, 15:31) Like (7) Dislike (26) Reply
    Its the Governor's fault
  • Stan (07/10/2020, 15:45) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Has the government bought earthquake insurance for the country yet??? I remember Fahie mention it?
  • Concern Citizen (07/10/2020, 16:23) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
    boy i dash out, leave my staff behind, i saw a person on my way out battling to go under the desk with her gucci bag.
    I hope they know whats important in the future.
    • Gucci Bag Holder (07/10/2020, 16:47) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      The documents in it was of importance. Thank you :P
    • It wouod be (08/10/2020, 20:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Also important is to help your staff out too rather than dashing out leaving all your staff behind. Further have your staff trained on how to respond to earthquakes.
  • Anonymous (07/10/2020, 16:25) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    witnessed someone run and jumped off the building during the quake!
  • tgfdgrft (09/10/2020, 05:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We take a lot for granted around here. I'll just rest this here.

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