Cuba registers 404 aftershocks of the earthquake in Haiti

Cuba registers 404 aftershocks of the earthquake in Haiti

HAVANA, Aug 15 (EFE)  Cuba has registered up to this Sunday 404 aftershocks of the powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale

registered with the epicentre in Haiti the day before, according to the National Center for Seismological Research (Cenais) of the island.

These earthquakes were perceived in the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo – at the eastern end of the island – and ranged from 4.2 to 6.0 degrees.
The deputy director of Cesnais, Enrique Arango, explained on his Facebook account that moderate earthquakes have been registered and this process of generating aftershocks extended to the neighbouring areas of the epicentre can last several weeks. According to press reports from Santiago de Cuba – located about 960 kilometres east of Havana – this Sunday is going quietly.
Cuba and Haiti are located in a geographic space where different tectonic fault systems converge with significant seismic activity, according to experts. Show more #LocarnoCloseup SWI swissinfo.ch’s coverage of the most prestigious Swiss film festival in 2021.
The 7.2 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale that devastated the south and other areas of Haiti caused more than 700 deaths and thousands of injuries, as well as considerable material damage, aggravating the difficult situation of the impoverished Caribbean country.

This earthquake, considered one of the ten most lethal of the last 25 years in Latin America, occurred at 08:29 local time (12:29 GMT on Saturday, about 12 kilometres from the town of Saint-Louis du Sud, with an epicentre at 10 kilometres deep, with an impact that was felt in the Dominican Republic and Cuba.
The Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry, who took office on July 20, thirteen days after the assassination of the country’s president, Jovenel Moise, called the situation “dramatic” and declared a state of emergency as a result of the earthquake.