Feeble tremor reported in eastern Cuba

14:20, March 23, 2010      

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Cuban's National Seismological Service recorded a very feeble earthquake in eastern Cuba Monday morning with a magnitude of 2.8 on the Richter scale, the National General Staff of the Civil Defense (DC) said Monday.

The feeble tremor occurred at about 09:15 a.m. local time (1315 GMT), some 32 km south of Baconao, with a depth of 48 km, local press quoted the DC as saying, without reports of casualties or damage.

Earthquakes below 3-magnitude are hardly perceptible, and most of them can only be recorded by nearby seismographs.

After a 5.6-magnitude quake jolted the eastern Cuban province of Guantanamo on Saturday, the National Seismological Service recorded several aftershocks perceived by residents in the provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo, Granma and Holguin.

The National Earthquake Research Center, the DC and the central administrative agencies of the state are closely monitoring the situation, said the report.

The people must remain calm and follow the guidelines of the authorities, said the DC.

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