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article imageGuantanamo Bay gets rocked by 5.6 magnitude earthquake

By Andrew Moran     Mar 20, 2010 in World
Havana - The majority of the Cuban island experienced a moderate 5.6 magnitude earthquake, including the United States Guantanamo Bay camp.
On Saturday, a moderate 5.6 magnitude earthquake, which can cause considerable damage, struck the nation of Cuba, including the United States detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, according to the United States Geological Survey. There have been several reports that the earthquake was felt all over the country.
Reuters reports that there have been no reports of injuries or deaths and no significant damage except for some minor cracks in buildings. A spokesperson for the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay said there has been no damage to the detainment center.
The earthquake’s depth was measured at 10.7 miles and was located just 30 miles south of Guantanamo and 40 miles southeast of Santiago.
Cuban residents have been quite cautious as many earthquakes have struck the region, reports Gather, and scientists have warned that an aftershock could occur at its greatest within the next 24 hours.
No tsunami alert was issued by the proper authorities.
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