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Quake sways buildings in Havana

Published 09/01/2014 | 21:57

An earthquake has struck Cuba
An earthquake has struck Cuba

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake has struck off Cuba in the Straits of Florida, swaying medium-rise buildings in the capital.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The tremor, which took place just before 4pm, was centred about 112 miles east of Havana and 41 miles north-east of the tourist resort of Varadero.

In Havana, the quake was felt clearly by workers in two six-floor buildings that were temporarily evacuated. It appeared to last around 30 seconds.

The US Geological Survey calculated the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.0.


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