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5.8 magnitude earthquake felt in VI- DDM

The Department for Disaster Management (DDM) is reporting that a 5.8 magnitude earthquake was felt in the Virgin Islands (VI) this morning, Friday, January 20, 2023. Photo: Internet Source
The US Geological Survey measured the earthquake as a 6.2 and gave the location as 40 km WSW of Pointe-Noire, Guadeloupe and at a depth of 166.4km. Photo: USGS
The US Geological Survey measured the earthquake as a 6.2 and gave the location as 40 km WSW of Pointe-Noire, Guadeloupe and at a depth of 166.4km. Photo: USGS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department for Disaster Management (DDM) is reporting that a 5.8 magnitude earthquake was felt in the Virgin Islands (VI) this morning, Friday, January 20, 2023.

DDM said preliminary reports placed the earthquake 58.14km South-southeast of Montserrat at a depth of 165km.

The earthquake was felt around 7:23 am.

Meanwhile, the US Geological Survey measured the earthquake as a 6.2 and gave the location as 40 km WSW of Pointe-Noire, Guadeloupe and at a depth of 166.4km.

No warning, advisory, or watch has been issued for the Virgin Islands.

6 Responses to “5.8 magnitude earthquake felt in VI- DDM”

  • home (20/01/2023, 08:21) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    In Antigua too. I heard it rolling coming then start to shake. It shake long too
  • asura (20/01/2023, 08:40) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    father coming for his world...but I did not feel anything!
  • vi gal (20/01/2023, 11:12) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I thought it would never end. It went on for quite a while. First the rumble and then the shaking
  • LN (20/01/2023, 11:25) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes, father coming for his world. Signs and wonders.
  • god is watching (20/01/2023, 11:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't understand because I have not felt it and I have not heard anyone close to me say they felt it. Strange, because that is a high magnitude.
  • Yep (20/01/2023, 20:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I felt it , when I heard a sound I thought it was was thunder so if stopped moving and put my hand against bthe building and felt a little tremor , but it was very short I had just sat down so maybe I felt it at the last moment , because I was moving around , but I did feel it


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