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Quiet seismic behavior in Cuba until April

Quiet seismic behavior in Cuba until April

Santiago de Cuba, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The occurrence of perceptible earthquakes in Cuba so far this year can be described as peaceful, according to the report issued on Thursday by the National Seismological Service (SSN).
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From January to April, the report refers, three events took place that were felt by the population, out of 1,350 registered movements, of which 1,092 in the country’s area and 258 outside the national territory.

Baconao was the area with the highest incidence and Cayman, the most energetic, in a telluric behavior mostly related to the Oriente fault, from the extreme northwest of Haiti to the Cayman Islands, including the entire south of the eastern region of Cuba.

The SSN specialists, attached to the National Center for Seismological Research (CENAIS), hedquartered in this city, capital of Santiago de Cuba province, also indicated that earthquakes were reported in the northern part of the Cuban archipelago and in the west, related to other active faults.

The areas of Cabo-Cruz, Chivirico, Santiago-Baconao, Imias, Camagüey-Cubitas, Centro, Paso de los Vientos-Gran Inagua and Caiman had a seismicity deemed as high, while that of Cauto-Guacanayabo, Moa-Purial, Pinar and Bahamas was valued as normal.

The three perceptible tremors were located in the southwest of the municipality of Caimanera, in the neighboring province of Guantanamo; to the south of the town of Chivirico, in the municipality of Guama, in Santiago, and to the south of the central province of Ciego de Avila, all with a magnitude greater than 3 on the Richter scale.

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