Another Earthquake Felt

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Published: June 16, 2017 12:26 pm AST
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In less than that a month, another earthquake has been felt in the BVI.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) stated that, according to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 3.45 occurred at 3:47 am today, Friday, June 16, 2017.

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

The DDM took this time to remind 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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