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Cluster of tremors near BVI on Saturday morning

The Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN) has recorded half-a-dozen relatively minor tremors that happened just off the coast of the British Virgin Islands Saturday morning, February 6.

All six earthquakes happened between 5 am and 9:10 am with some happening as close as three minutes apart.

According to the PRSN’s readings, none of the tremors had a magnitude greater than a four. 

The greatest of those tremors was 3.94 in magnitude. It was located 73.71 kilometres northwest of Anegada and 92.68 kilometres north of Road Town, Tortola.

The smallest of the tremors was 3.46 in magnitude and some residents have reported that they felt at least one of the quakes.

Below are the PRSN’s statistics of this morning’s tremors near the BVI:

Tremor #1
Time: 5:55 am
Magnitude: 3.55
Depth: 89km
Distance: 53.14 km west-northwest of Anegada

Tremor #2
Time: 7:51 am
Magnitude: 3.71
Depth: 81 km
Distance: 50.69 km northwest of Anegada

Tremor #3
Time: 7:56 am
Magnitude: 3.46
Depth: 31 km
Distance: 62.51 km northwest of Anegada

Tremor #4
Time: 7:59 am
Magnitude: 3.74
Depth: 43 km
Distance: 57.83 km northwest of Anegada

Tremor #5
Time: 8:34 am
Magnitude: 3.55
Depth: 29 km
Distance: 73.09 mm northwest of Anegada

Tremor #6
Time: 9:05 am
Magnitude: 3.94
Depth: 24 km
Distance: 73.71 km northwest of Anegada

 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    There were 2 earthquakes around 3:00 am as well.

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    • he gone says:

      Somebody needs to tell Mother Nature that Jonah has left the BVI, although judging from the weather there she may know he is back already, and has just forgotten that he left the BVI.

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  2. Seismic Mike says:

    Anegada has an underwater volcano and the ridge it sits in is very active. Just a little early morning jolt to liven up y’all lazy souls….

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  3. Updated says:

    3.3
    73 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 11:08:56 (UTC-04:00)
    30.0 km

    3.2
    84 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 10:12:13 (UTC-04:00)
    39.0 km

    3.1
    72 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 08:46:00 (UTC-04:00)
    36.0 km

    3.9
    101 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 08:40:17 (UTC-04:00)
    24.0 km

    3.6
    98 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 08:12:19 (UTC-04:00)
    29.0 km

    3.4
    65 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 06:38:52 (UTC-04:00)
    43.0 km

    3.7
    76 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 06:25:23 (UTC-04:00)
    81.0 km

    3.5
    82 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 06:01:06 (UTC-04:00)
    31.0 km

    3.7
    90 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 05:38:21 (UTC-04:00)
    43.0 km

    3.4
    90 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 04:50:34 (UTC-04:00)
    38.0 km

    3.5
    86 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 04:31:26 (UTC-04:00)
    80.0 km

    3.6
    64 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 04:21:14 (UTC-04:00)
    89.0 km

    2.8
    72 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 04:03:52 (UTC-04:00)
    35.0 km

    3.0
    84 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 03:52:55 (UTC-04:00)
    35.0 km

    3.6
    96 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 03:14:09 (UTC-04:00)
    30.0 km

    3.9
    96 km N of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 03:11:16 (UTC-04:00)
    31.0 km

    5.0
    90 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 03:05:02 (UTC-04:00)
    78.0 km

    4.4
    97 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-06 02:56:12 (UTC-04:00)
    24.0 km

    3.5
    75 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
    2021-02-05 19:10:24 (UTC-04:00)
    38.0 km

  4. Seriously says:

    I wrote better accounts of these earthquakes to my family at 7 am, what an embarrassing news story. Come on man!

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  5. @he gone says:

    A earthquake need to come take everything from the bvi
    Those are the most wicked ppl I ever saw
    Them don’t like there neighbors
    The don’t like expats
    Praying everyday for the UK to take over the bvi

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    • Lover Boy says:

      I feel so sorry for you. Haters like you have only one destiny. I declare and decree that God blesses the BVI and God help us all!!

    • Be careful says:

      Never return evil with evil. Who do you think you hurt by wishing evil for anybody. You bring damnation on yourself. What you wish for others might turn right back at you. You better ask God to forgive you

    • For real? says:

      I hope you are not living in BVI to make such an awful wish on it. And while I am at it, may I please ask that you refrain from making such general statements about Virgins Islanders? You have not met, neither have you interacted with all of us, so I am offended!

    • moo moo says:

      no matter what an article is about, it always got a moo moo out there to blog rubbish and hate

  6. Concerned says:

    There’s a possibility that these quakes are being caused by the Fracking (Oil Drilling) that’s being done off the coast of Puerto Rico.

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