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EARTHQUAKE- Magnitude 3.50 quake rocks BVI

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jul. 14, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.50 was felt in the British Virgin Islands late Thursday.

earthquakeeThe Puerto Rico Seismic Network says the quake occurred  7:23 pm (local time) at 18.27, longitude 64.66, or 16.67 kilometres south-south-east of Road Town, at a depth of 21 kilometres.

The government’s Department of Disaster Management said “No tsunami watches or warnings were issued for the Virgin Islands from this event.”

However, it reminded residents that they live in a seismically active zone, which makes the territory vulnerable to earthquakes.

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TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jul. 14, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.50 was felt in the British Virgin Islands late Thursday.

earthquakeeThe Puerto Rico Seismic Network says the quake occurred  7:23 pm (local time) at 18.27, longitude 64.66, or 16.67 kilometres south-south-east of Road Town, at a depth of 21 kilometres.

The government’s Department of Disaster Management said “No tsunami watches or warnings were issued for the Virgin Islands from this event.”

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However, it reminded residents that they live in a seismically active zone, which makes the territory vulnerable to earthquakes.