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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake felt in VI

December 9th, 2023 | Tags: earthquake Virgin Islands Natural Disaster tremor
This morning at around 10:30 am, persons in the Virgin Islands have reported experiencing tremors from an earthquake on the main island of Tortola and on the sister islands. Photo: GDACS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This morning at around 10:30 am, persons in the Virgin Islands have reported experiencing tremors from an earthquake on the main island of Tortola and on the sister islands.

According to the United States Geological Survey department (USGS) a strong magnitude 5.7 Earthquake some 56 km northeast of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, occurred this morning Saturday, Dec 9, 2023, at 10:27 am.

Sources on Virgin Gorda in the North Sound area reported feeling the tremors, however, added that it was not the strongest ever experience, but it was noticeable. 

Other affected countries included Dominica, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, U.S. Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Caribbean Netherlands, Saint Barthélemy, Antigua and Barbuda, and Anguilla

Our News Centre will bring more details as they become available. 

15 Responses to “Magnitude 5.7 earthquake felt in VI”

  • outside (09/12/2023, 11:49) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply

    I felt it! 

  • lodger (09/12/2023, 12:14) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Strongest I have felt at Nanny Cay
  • VG Resident (09/12/2023, 14:05) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Villa visibility shook for 20 sec.
  • Lee (09/12/2023, 14:32) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    It was felt in Carrot Bay, It was a strong one, the building felt like something had just hit into the building.
  • father (09/12/2023, 14:39) Like (13) Dislike (23) Reply
    Lord, I I to shout Jesus Jeussssss. Then I started to cry. Because it shake for so long and This telling me Sign of Jesus coming.
    • @father (09/12/2023, 15:25) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Earliest recorded earthquake was in the year 1831
    • @father (09/12/2023, 18:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      You started to cry? BOBO, crying don’t solve or fix things. You were crying because you thought this was it for you huh? Stop the crying game. Like boy George song says no more of the crying game.
  • Well (09/12/2023, 15:28) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    I see it takes an earthquake to calm many of you down eh. Maybe there ought to be a bit more.
    • @Well (09/12/2023, 18:10) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      LOL, it sure took some tremors to calm many of them down. They are always so mean and bad minded to each other. Then bring on the tremors/earthquakes. The mean bad minded ones is the ones that always panic and run scared.
  • NOW THIS IS EXELLENT ???? (09/12/2023, 15:58) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is what you should be focusing on / and throw the gutter mentality in the gabbage , just like how you does throw people's blogg in the gabbage when their blogging relates you your constant blogging racially motivated rhetoric , which is nothing but bullshit / so keep it real and clean up your mind ( knowledge is power ~? So use it to enlighten the people , not to decieve them
  • See How It Is (09/12/2023, 18:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    While some are crying and calling on Jesus others did not feel anything and still wondering if there really was an earthquake.
  • janet (09/12/2023, 18:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes we felt it. It was pretty strong. I was glad to see my little one quickly take cover under a sturdy table ahead of me. Parents teach your loved ones how to respond to an earthquake.
  • church (10/12/2023, 02:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lawd Jesus we need your support and mercies now than ever before
  • ................................. (10/12/2023, 07:30) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Earthquakes are very dangerous worse than hurricanes
  • Webster (10/12/2023, 13:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Our neighbours in the U.S.V.I actually recorded two earthquakes. They confirmed there was one just before the 5.7, which measured 5.1. Seems like we only felt the 5.7

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