Cuba Earthquake update for tourists
Are visitors safe in Cuba after today's earthquake?
Tourism is doing well in Cuba, and visitors are continuing to enjoy their holidays after today’s 7.7. earthquake off the Cuban coast.
Dr. Enrique Arango Arias, head of Cuba’s National Seismological Service, told state media that there had been no serious damage or injuries reported.
Airports in Cuba are operating as usual.
The quake was felt strongly in Santiago, the largest city in eastern Cuba, said Belkis Guerrero, who works in a Roman Catholic cultural center in the center of Santiago. Buildings in Miami, Florida were evacuated and roads closed to give time to inspect the consequences of today’s giant earthquake.
“We were all sitting and we felt the chairs move,” she said. “We heard the noise of everything moving around.”
She said there was no apparent damage in the heart of the colonial city.
“It felt very strong but it doesn’t look like anything happened,” she told The Associated Press.
It was also felt a little farther east at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on the southeastern coast of the island. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages, said J. Overton, a spokesman for the installation, which has a total population of about 6,000 people.