A 4.7 magnitude earthquake shook sections of the British Virgin Islands Friday afternoon, April 6.
Initial readings from the Puerto Rico Seismic Network are that the earthquake had a depth of 40.9 kilometres.
The epicentre was located 35.99 kilometres west of Anegada, and 41.67 kilometres north of Road Town (latitude 18.7 and longitude -64.67).
The earthquake happened around 5:21pm.
What to do during an earthquake
Residents are advised to remain calm during an earthquake.
Persons who are are indoors during a tremor are advised to stay there and move away from objects that may fall such as ceiling fans, glass windows and doors.
Experts advise that persons indoors get under a desk or sturdy piece of furniture, cover their head and hold on. If outdoors, persons are advised to move into an open area away from trees, building, or utility wires and poles.
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