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Posted March 05, 2007 by publisher in Cuban Healthcare

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By Orlando Guevara Nunez | Granma.cu

An earthquake registering 6.1 on the Richter scale was felt in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago at 3:56 p.m. Sunday afternoon; at press time no injuries had been reported. 

While seismic activity is not new to this region of the country, tremors are always a shock to residents. On this occasion, many, in the middle of watching the Cuban Baseball League All-Star Game, quickly ran out of their homes.

Maj. Hernan Nieves Moya, who heads the provincial civil defense, told Granma that the center of the earthquake was located at sea, 157 kilometers (98 miles) south of the city of Manzanillo, Granma at 19.56 degrees North Latitude and 78.46 West Longitude and at a sea depth of 25 kilometers.

Nieves said the location of the quake put it west, southwest of Cabo Cruz, Niquero and 82.5 kilometers from the coastline. The tremor was felt in all of Cuba’s eastern provinces from Camaguey to Guantanamo. 

Early information said no injuries or material damage was reported in the province of Santiago de Cuba.

The event had Santiago residents recalling he last major earthquake that took place 75 years ago on February 3. The National Center of Seismology Research was established in this city on that same day 15 years ago.

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