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Cluster of tremors near BVI on Saturday morning

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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