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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocks BVI, other countries

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 12:54 PM
So far, there have been no reports of damage or injuries.

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 was felt in the British Virgin Islands early Saturday.

According to the British Virgin Islands Department of Disaster Management, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded the earthquake around 3:05 a.m local time.

The epicentre of the quake was located at latitude 19.15 north, 65.81 west and 69.51 km northwest of the island of Anegada and had a depth of 78 km.

The quake was also felt in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

So far, there have been no reports of damage or injuries.

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