Earthquake Felt in Eastern Cuba

HAVANA TIMES, Jan 20 — An earthquake measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale occurred yesterday in the eastern Cuban province of Santiago de Cuba, though no human injuries or material losses were reported, according to the Granma newspaper

The National Seismological Service detected the quake at 6:16 a.m., when it was centered about 15 miles south-southwest of the town of Chivirico. The tremor was also perceptible in several localities in adjacent Granma Province.

Eastern Cuban annually reports about fifty small and medium intensity earthquakes due to the region’s proximity to active tectonic plates under the Caribbean Sea.