Important historic earthquakes in Cuba

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

earthquakes Cuba

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TSU = Tsunami generated

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Cuba Region Jun 20 19:01 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Cuba Region May 10 15:36 3.2 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Guantanamo, Cuba May 10 15:36 3.2 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Cuba Region Apr 25 14:42 4.5 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Santiago De Cuba, Cuba Apr 25 14:42 4.7 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Cuba Region Apr 25 14:42 4.7 23 MAP I Felt It
USGS Cuba Region Apr 25 04:56 4.2 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Guisa, Cuba Jan 17 09:08 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Montego Bay - Woke up to our hotel room shaking only to later find out Cuba had an earthquake.
  • Marea del Portillo - probably awakened by 4:08 shaking and felt approx 1to 2 seconds of light shaking about 2 minutes later at around 4:10 AM. A number of guests were awake and outside their rooms for a while and looking out over the ocean for any signs of a tsunami. The hotel staff checked and relayed message re the location of quake and all then returned to their rooms.
  • GEOFON Cuba Region Jan 17 09:08 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Jan 17 09:08 5.9 20 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Baracoa, Cuba Sep 30 23:06 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cuba Region Sep 30 23:06 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Sep 30 23:06 5.0 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tacuba, El Salvador Aug 14 05:13 4.8 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tacuba, El Salvador Feb 01 16:45 4.5 132 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS El Cobre, Cuba Jan 25 22:37 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Santiago de CUba - People can sleep stay outsite the house every night for 2 weeks now .. scary
  • EMSC Cuba Region Jan 25 22:37 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Jan 25 18:05 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Cuba Region Jan 25 18:05 4.4 571 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS El Cobre, Cuba Jan 25 18:05 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Guantanamo, Cuba Jan 24 13:08 4.2 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Jan 24 13:08 4.2 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS El Cobre, Cuba Jan 21 03:09 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Little Torch Key Florida - Felt like a train passing by.
  • Summerland Key - Shook the house enough to wake us up
  • EMSC Cuba Region Jan 21 03:09 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Jan 18 06:16 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cuba Region Jan 18 06:16 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS El Cobre, Cuba Jan 17 08:30 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Jan 17 08:30 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Guantanamo bay - No damage light shaking of bed
  • Guantánamo Bay - Several little tremors about 5 mins apart
  • GEOFON Cuba Region Jan 17 08:30 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Jan 17 08:17 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Cuba Region Jan 17 08:17 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS El Cobre, Cuba Jan 17 08:17 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Jan 17 06:48 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS El Cobre, Cuba Jan 17 06:48 4.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cuba Region Jan 17 06:48 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS El Cobre, Cuba Jan 17 06:37 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Jan 17 06:37 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Cuba Region Jan 17 06:37 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cuba Region Dec 05 20:19 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santiago De Cuba, Cuba Aug 19 05:24 3.8 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • lilongwe - nothing has been damaged i just felt a light shaking of the gound
  • USGS Corralillo, Cuba Aug 16 11:47 4.3 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Aug 16 11:47 4.3 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Feb 24 09:02 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Jan 21 04:07 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jaguey Grande, Cuba Jan 21 04:07 4.0 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cuba Region Jan 21 04:07 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Baracoa, Cuba Oct 19 05:25 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Oct 19 05:25 4.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS El Cobre, Cuba Aug 25 23:59 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Cuba Region Aug 25 23:59 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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