• slide 1Now accepting appointments for children ages 12+
  • slide 2Links for the general public to readily access disaster services following an emergency event.
  • slide 3All hazards approach to emergency management.
  • slide 4The Virgin Islands Fire Service in action: collapsed home.
  • slide 5The Virgin Islands Fire Service in action: car accident.
  • slide 6Every household should have a basic emergency supply kit. Learn how to prepare yours
  • slide 7VI Still Nice.


AlertVI Earthquake Alert Magnitude 4.8

The USGS has issued an Earthquake Notification for a Magnitude 4.8 earthquake in the near the coast of Venezuela which may be felt in the Virgin Islands. If a Tsunami is detected as a result of the earthquake, separate Tsunami information will be sent by Alert V I. Preliminary Report: Earthquake Detected: 18 Jan 2022 22:59:48 Magnitude: 4.8 Latitude: 10.991N North Longitude: 62.311W West Depth: 105 km Distance from Nearby Cities: 45.8 km (28.4 mi) N of G�iria, Venezuela 93.8 km (58.2 mi) WNW of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 96.6 km (59.9 mi) WNW of Laventille, Trinidad and Tobago 107.6 km (66.7 mi) WNW of Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago 109.2 km (67.7 mi) ENE of Car�pano, Venezuela Alert Sent 01-18-2022 at 21:18:17. V I T E M A Staff will monitor these events and issue any follow up action if required.

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For more information on COVID-19, the new strain of coronavirus,
please visit the USVI Department of Health's website (doh.vi.gov/coronavirus),
or text COVID19USVI to 888777.


Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Great Cruz Bay on St. John; Halfpenny Beach on St. Croix.
Many beaches are considered to be safe for swimming or fishing, but no samples could be collected from the following beaches: St. Croix and St. John.
Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Water Bay on St. Thomas; Shoy’s on St. Croix; Great Cruz Bay on St. John.

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