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Social media abuzz as earthquake shakes VI

- no watches, warnings or advisories issued
August 14th, 2020 | Tags: earthquake tremor Anegada Social Media
Preliminary information from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is that the quake felt in the Virgin Islands on August 14, 2020, was of 3.5 magnitude and occurred 28.5km Northwest of Anegada at a depth of 40km. Photo: USGS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It may have occurred way past the bedtime of most persons; however, an earthquake felt in the Virgin Islands tonight, August 14, 2020, has resulted in social media springing to life with persons sharing their experience.

Preliminary information from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is that the quake was of 3.5 magnitude and occurred 28.5km Northwest of Anegada at a depth of 40km.

The US Geological Survey; however, has listed the tremor as measuring 3.7 magnitude.

The earthquake was felt in the VI around 11:37pm.

“It was a long one.”

“It felt very strong.”

“I did and it was loud.”

“Woke me up.”

“Was a bit scary.”

Those were some of the comments shared by persons on Facebook immediately after the earthquake.

Meanwhile, no Warning, Watch or Advisory have been issued.

23 Responses to “Social media abuzz as earthquake shakes VI”

  • B (15/08/2020, 05:28) Like (24) Dislike (12) Reply
    That is just a teast of the pudding there is worst to come d Bible speak about it repent let us all turn from our wicked ways Jesus is coming soon
    • How now brown cow (15/08/2020, 09:01) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
      Why is it that in the BVI persons confuse ‘worse’ and ‘worst’ so often. The error is so wide spread it is almost as if a teacher deliberately taught the wrong meanings when we were at school.
      • Sea Cow (15/08/2020, 09:59) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
        @How Now...yeah, it’s a “ting” I’ve also noticed.

        The language thing that confused me when I was new on Island was, “are you getting through?” which, in context, I came to understand, was in place of, “may I help you?”, or “do you need some assistance?”.
        But I still don’t understand why it’s said it in (what seems to me) an indirect way. Is it so as not to seem pushy? I’m curious about Language. It is unique everywhere.
      • It is NOT a BVI thing... (18/08/2020, 08:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        What about 'live' and 'leave', 'lose' and 'loose', 'hear' and 'here', 'two' and 'too' and many more.
  • bad boy (15/08/2020, 06:23) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    It was a long shake and a lot of noise
  • Cheistians (15/08/2020, 06:45) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    The most Christian society in the world where the people rush to Facebook in the middle of an earhhquake before they run to God. They don't even post for God have mercy on they soul. Hey, of the earth shake, everybody who was still and sitting, laying down and awake felt it. People who really feel the earth revolve around them alone and history will record who post it first.
    • sorry to say (15/08/2020, 09:22) Like (11) Dislike (12) Reply

      Newsflash*** Earthquakes have nothing to do with god. I just hope the government picks a reputable insurer for the earthquake insurance. 

  • priest (15/08/2020, 07:36) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
    BVI landers stop quarelling about expats and bvi landers yes British Virgin Islands has the rights to the country but you see the BVI is expericing earthquakes every two weeks or in a month time people pray for protection Pastor clyne and ske;ton clyne you all should be praying for this country to ask God to spear the people of this country with his mercies and stop tryinh to fight the goverment on everything they try to do I wonder if it was NDP nations Destroying Party would you say any thing OPen up your windows and pray like the three hebrew boys search your heart is it really true these earthquakes is teaching us a lesson God put Fahie there for a reason and you two ministers will thank tge premier when things are revealed and cleared up it inly a matter of time wait on the Lord and he shall strengthrn the hearts of the people of tyhe bvi
    • @priest (15/08/2020, 09:57) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      The earth is attempting to shake loose the demonic influence of the cursed interlopers in the VI. The message is that they were given plenty space and resources to live their cursed life and imposing themselves in the VI and on V Islanders is a sin. They must skidoo and return home or if they stay ,then obey the laws and rules and stop the ingratitude and their crticisms of God's chosen.
  • party (15/08/2020, 08:56) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    The next argument in allyo place will be if God is NDP or VIP. Show me a goverment on the globe that ain't corrupt. That's how the ting swing and how power run. But joke aaide. Them people on BVI continent does make me shake my head. They got mouth until they get shooked up. If them had to run to save fi dem life them wudda lose them life trying to post on fakebook. Set a hypocrites scared of God wrath
  • Jaha (15/08/2020, 09:22) Like (28) Dislike (5) Reply
    More to come sin nothing yet
  • ting to talk (15/08/2020, 09:35) Like (26) Dislike (5) Reply
    Just now you going to hear these idiots saying that is expats that cause the earthquake.
    • wow (15/08/2020, 10:01) Like (8) Dislike (13) Reply
      You're the idiot that just put it out there
    • TLKIN (15/08/2020, 10:04) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Expats from particular location on this hemisphere have always been a disruptive and disgraceful presence. No value do they add . Thai is how it goes. Gov that would allow them to become most of its population has done so for personal gain. Such Gov must be watched and monitored very closely,even distanced.. Ask UK.
  • Navigator (15/08/2020, 10:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The location description of '28.5 km northwest of Anegada" doesn't really agree with the map in this article. Please provide the latitude and longitude of the terremoto's center.
  • @B (15/08/2020, 10:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad to know he always here being crucified with his kind ....
  • @party (15/08/2020, 10:36) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    And this fool wat scared to look at that ugly thing he see in the mirror frightening to go home sweet real set of hypocrite...we need to lost t some of them in these islands
  • tretretrete (15/08/2020, 10:41) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    no but this local and expat shit steams from one thing ..let start spend that money as low as the lowest in the Caribbean u see how fast there leave
  • x (15/08/2020, 11:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @@ brown cow only a fool don't make mistake
  • GENTLEMEN (15/08/2020, 14:20) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Please rethink that parking lot under the administration building idea. Whatever the reason might be I don't think its a good idea.
  • c (15/08/2020, 17:33) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Bible speak about earthquake Revelation 6-12 Revelation 11-13 Revelation 16-18
  • Down island voodoo man (15/08/2020, 18:44) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply

    Allyu keep discriminating down island people. Harder earthquakes corona cases and stronger hurricanes shall pass over.

  • Outsider (15/08/2020, 18:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is the tsunami button housed?? Last time I checked, it's at the DDM office. What if we had a tsunami last night? Who would have alerted us, especially the ones on the coastal areas.... !! PUERTO RICO have the shakes daily and for months and we are a stone throw from them? We MUST REORGANIZE NOW!!

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