SANTIAGO DE CUBA – The 7.4-magnitude earthquake that shook southern Haiti on Saturday morning was felt throughout the eastern Cuban region with an estimated intensity of V to VI on the EMS-98 scale.
It was confirmed for Rebel youth Doctor of Science Enrique Diego Arango Arias, head of the National Seismological Service, who determined that the epicenter was southwest of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, in the same fault as a similar event in January 2010, 7 0 degrees of magnitude, which caused damage severe and caused more than 200,000 deaths in the Caribbean country.
Due to the proximity of the neighboring country and the magnitude of the earthquake, Arango Arias explained, the earthquake was felt in the provinces of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Granma, Holguín, Las Tunas and Camaguey, where the earthquake shook and frightened on Saturday. morning.
As is normal in an earthquake of this magnitude, after the earthquake several moderate aftershocks occurred, some of which were and will continue to be seen in eastern Cuba.
As explained by Dr. Arango Arias, this is a process that can last several weeks, in which the possibility of a moderate or strong event in faults near Cuban territory is not excluded, as happened with the 2010 earthquake. A 5.6-magnitude earthquake in the Santiago Baconao region.
The famous expert stressed: “Unfortunately, we still cannot predict earthquakes, but we live in a seismic zone, so it is important to take all the prevention measures put in place by the Cuban Civil Defense for these cases. Our National Seismological Service is closely monitoring and our specialists are ready and vigilant.” “.
After the strong earthquake record, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Revolution Ramiro Valdes Menendez and the highest party and government authorities in the land of Santiago appeared at the headquarters and headquarters of the National Center for Earthquake Research (Cenais) in this city, and learned first-hand about the details of the meteorite and the possible consequences for the eastern region.
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