Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 rocks Baracoa. Baracoa is a popular tourist destination in Cuba.
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An magnitude 6.6 has struck 48 kilometres south-east of Baracoa region in Cuba, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said. According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake located at a depth of 2 kilometres.
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The news comes as the country suffers from a harsh drought, with temperature breaking records of 39.7C. Local authorities have been having to supply water to people in several regions. Still, there have been no reports of any damage or injuries inflicted by the tremor.
USGS reported a 6.6 strong earthquake at 10.2247 UTC time in the ocean between Cuba and Haiti. Powerful aftershocks are currently ongoing according to tweets received from the region.
There were tsunami fears in the area earlier this year after a “major” magnitude 7.7 quakes struck near the Cayman Islands at 2.10 pm local time on Tuesday, January 28.