Cuba Lightly Shaken By 4.6-Magnitude Earthquake

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A 4.6-magnitude earthquake caused weak to light shaking in Cuba early Sunday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake struck at around 1:48 AM local time at a depth of 8 kilometers.

Its epicentre was 30 kilometres south-southwest of El Cobre and about 33 kilometers southwest of Santiago de Cuba.

There were no reports of damage or injuries resulting from the quake off the island’s southeastern coast.

Sunday’s quake was the first notable seismic activity in Cuba since January 2014, when a series of light quakes shook Cuba and the Florida Keys.

Cuba is in a seismically active region, as is much of the wider Caribbean Basin.

Cuba Lightly Shaken By 4.6-Magnitude Earthquake was last modified: January 17th, 2016 by Cuba Journal