High seismic activity near Cuba in recent days

Specialists from the National Center for Seismological Research (Cenais) remain attentive to the activity seismic“high in recent weeks”, and after the report of four tremors in the eastern zone.

In details to the official newspaper Granma the director of the Cenais in Santiago de Cuba, O`Leary González Matos, commented that “seismic activity in the surroundings of the country has been high in recent weeks,” especially in the north of the province of Las Tunas, where the main event of magnitude 4.6 was reported on November 8.

The last of the earthquakes reported on the island, number 13 this year, was perceptible this Wednesday in Santiago de Cuba, where it was recorded at 10:52 am shortly after having occurred. notified three almost successively at dawn.

It was pointed at the coordinates 19.75 degrees north latitude and -75.71 degrees west longitude, at a depth of 5.0 km and with a magnitude of 3.2. It was located 32 km southeast of the city.

González Matos assured that the network of the Cuban National Seismological Service works with stability and has been strengthened after the installation of its station no. 20 in Casablanca (Havana).

Also, according to what he said, they plan to set up stations in Florencia (Ciego de Ávila), Isla de la Juventud, Quemado de Güines (Villa Clara) and Esmeralda (Camagüey).

Perceptible earthquake reported in eastern Cuba

The same Wednesday the local newspaper, Sierra Maestrapublished in its web version a series of practical recommendations offered by the Civil Defense in the event of an earthquake.

The eastern region is considered the one with the highest risk on the island “due to its proximity to the Oriente fault zone, which is located at the limit of the North American and Caribbean plates,” recalls the note.

the same local media remembered that in January 2016, 38 perceptible earthquakes were registered in the city, in what seems to be a historical statistic.

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