The British Virgin Islands experienced a minor earthquake this morning, February 2.
The Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded a tremor measuring 3.61.
The epicentre was located latitude 18.15 and longitude 63.83 in the vicinity of the Leeward Islands.
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said no tsunami warning has been issued for the BVI from the tremor.
“The DDM takes this time to remind the BVI community that we 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,” the DDM said in a media release shortly after the tremor.
The department advised residents that they are more likely to get hurt the more they move during an earthquake.
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