2.7 Magnitude Earthquake Felt In VI

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Published: July 13, 2017 8:45 pm AST
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An earthquake with a magnitude above 2.0 was felt in the Virgin Islands around 7:23 PM, this evening, July 13.

According to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 2.7 occurred at latitude 18.18, longitude 64.62 East of Puerto Rico, at a depth of 17km.

No tsunami watches or warnings were issued for the VI from this event.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has reminded the BVI community that they live in a seismically active zone, which makes the Territory vulnerable to earthquakes.

During an earthquake it is important to stay calm. If you are inside stay there, move away from ceiling fans, glass windows and doors, or anything that may fall. Get under a desk or sturdy piece of furniture, cover your head and hold on.

If outdoors, move into an open area away from trees, building, or utility wires and poles. During an earthquake, the more you move the more likely you are to be hurt, so refrain from entering or exiting a building at the time of the impact.
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