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Many aftershocks in western Cuba after 5.1-magnitude earthquake

Many aftershocks in western Cuba after 5.1-magnitude earthquake

Santiago de Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) More than 500 aftershocks were registered in western Cuba on Wednesday, after the 5.1-magnitude earthquake that shook a significant part of that territory on Tuesday, the National Seismological Service (SSN) reported.
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According to the SSN’s daily update, many of these aftershocks were not analyzed due to their low magnitude and overlapping records, which only include those higher than 1.2 degrees and exclusively at the Soroa station for that reason.

Moreover, the seismic panorama in the country includes few non-noticeable telluric movements in the Baconao and Paso de los Vientos-Gran Inagua areas, in Cuba’s eastermost provinces, as well as one in the Virgin Islands.

Twenty-four hours after the occurrence of this natural phenomenon that shook structures in San Cristobal municipality, in Artemisa province, and several nearby towns and tall buildings in the city of Havana, everything has gone back to normal.

All that remains for many, besides the anecdotes of how they experienced this incident, is the unpleasant impression of the ground moving under their feet and the certainty that these situations do not happen only in eastern Cuba, but can occur anywhere in the country.

This is what scientists from the National Center for Seismological Research constantly insist on, adding to their hours of sleeplessness in their effort to unravel the mysteries of the earth, those to characterize this year’s fourth perceptible earthquake.

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