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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Quake sways buildings in Havana

Published 09/01/2014 | 21:57

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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.

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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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