Earthquake Strikes Near Guantanamo Cuba: 5.6 Magnitude, Maps
An Earthquake Strikes on Saturday March 20th Near Guantanamo Bay Cuba
On Saturday March 20th, an earthquake struck at 18:08:09 UTC with a depth of 17.2 km.
According to the United States Geological Survey the distances were measured at:
45 km (25 miles) SSW of Guantanamo, Cuba
60 km (35 miles) ESE of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
810 km (510 miles) ESE of HAVANA, Cuba
825 km (520 miles) SE of Miami, Florida
There have been no tsunami bulletins issued for this earthquake.
In February, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Cuba, but no injuries or damage were reported. This earthquake was centered southeast of Baracoa close to the March 20th earthquake that hit near Guantanamo.
There has been no damage or injuries reported from Saturday's earthquake. In February the earthquake happened at 7am so many people were still in bed so while they felt the shaking there was not many injuries either.
This area has experienced a few earthquakes in 2010, with the biggest hitting Port-au-Prince in Haiti when the earth-shattering quake hit the island and destroyed most of the buildings and killed thousands of people.
As one can see from the maps provided by the United States Geological Survey, the location of the epicenter is closet to Guantanamo, but the cities of Kingston, Jamaica and Port-Au-Prince, Haiti can be seen in the map also, so residents in those cities and the surrounding areas may feel some tremors as well.