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Earth tremors reported in central and western Cuba
Published on January 11, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- An earth tremor was felt on Thursday afternoon in the provinces of Havana and Matanzas in Cuba, while a similar phenomenon was registered in Central Villa Clara.

No human or material damage were reported in either case. Havana citizens felt the tremor in several areas of the capital city shortly before 4 pm local time on Thursday, and in the Varadero tourist center and Jaguey Grande municipality, in western Matanzas province.

According to the Cuba Seismologic Service, the tremor was reported at 4.9 on the Richter scale at 23,39 North, 80, 99 West to the north of Varadero, in Matanzas and at a depth of 20 kilometers.

Meanwhile, on Friday morning, the Seismologic Service registered a 3.9 tremor to the north of Villa Clara province, central Cuba; it was reported at 10 kilometers deep at 23.40 North and 80.62 west.

The phenomenon was felt by citizens in two municipalities of that area, but no human or material damage was reported.
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