Mild Earthquake Shakes Eastern Cuba

2011.05.31 - 11:27:19 /

Mild Earthquake Shakes Eastern Cuba

HAVANA, CUBA.- The Stations Network of the Cuban Seismologic System registered on Monday at 8.12 pm local time a 4.0 earthquake in the Richter scale in the eastern provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo.

The seismic event was located in the 19.74 North, 75.35 west, some 20 kilometers south-southwest from Baconao beach in the south coast of Santiago de Cuba, at a 19.3 kilometer depth.

It was felt in the province’s main city, as well as in the Baconao and San Luis towns; in Guantanamo province the reports came from the Caimanaera town and the Niceto Perez municipality.

There were no reports of material damages or human losses. This is the sixth earthquake felt this year.


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