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Great seismic activity near eastern Cuba in the first quarter of 2022

A seismic activity very high was recorded in the first quarter of this year to the southwest of Haiti, very close to the eastern coast of Cuba, as a result of the 7.3-magnitude earthquake on August 14, 2021, official media on the island report.

However, the National Seismological Service of Cuba (SSNC) reported that “so far no anomalous increase has been manifested” for the island, according to a note from the official newspaper Granma.

The seismicity during the first quarter of 2022 has been characterized by being mostly related to the Oriente fault, indicates the media, based on information shared on his Facebook profile by Enrique Arango, deputy technical director of the National Center for Seismological Research (Cenais) .

The expert published on the social network a summary of the perceived seismicity during that period of time in Cuba and its surroundings, where a total of 2,134 earthquakes have been recorded, of which 791 were in the Cuban region and only three were perceptible. Those registered in the southwestern zone of Haiti amount to 1,115, reports Granma.

According to the publication, the day with the highest seismic activity in Cuba during this year was March 14, with 22 earthquakes, and the area with the highest number was Santiago-Baconao with 378 movements. On the other hand, the most energetic area was the Paso de los Vientos Gran Inagua, the source specifies.

At the end of last January, SSNC experts warned about the possible activation of the seismic zone located in the eastern part of the Islandfollowing a earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 degrees on the Richter scale that a few days before had an epicenter in the southern peninsula of Haiti, and that according to Cuban testimonies it was slightly perceptible in several points of the province of Santiago de Cuba.

In an update issued by the SSNC, the specialists consider that the increasing seismic activity registered in the area near the island would have repercussions “at some point” in the activation of the eastern zone of Cuba, for which “vigilance and monitoring of seismicity in our region».

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