Far Eastern Cuba Feels Tremor

HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 12 — Resident of Cuba’s far eastern coastal town of Baracoa were greeted on Friday morning by trembling caused by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake off the coast that left no reported injuries or damage, according to Associated Press.

“The temblor hit just after 7 a.m. Friday, centered about 35 miles (55 kilometers) southeast of Baracoa, near the easternmost tip of the island, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  That is just 160 miles (255 kilometers) from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where a Jan. 12 quake destroyed much of the city and killed countless thousands,” reported AP.

Mild seismic activity is common in eastern Cuba.   IPS quoted the National Seismology Center as saying the quake was actually 4.4. on the Richter Scale.