Sunday, March 21, 2010

Quakes in eastern Cuba

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred yesterday shortly after 2:00 p.m., centered 30 miles south of Guantanamo. It was followed about an hour later by a 4.8 magnitude quake 20 miles south-southwest of Guantanamo. Granma reports that the first quake was felt in Santiago, Guantanamo, Granma, and Holguin, and Reuters reports minor damage in Guantanamo.

If you want to follow seismic activity in the eastern Cuba/Hispaniola/Jamaica region, bookmark this map from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The image above, also from USGS, is the “shake map” of the first quake, showing where it was felt.

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