Friday, December 8, 2023

Earthquake confirmed in territories south of Villa Clara

Faced with “tremors of walls and ceilings” in the towns of Manicaragua, CMHW contacted the La Piedra Seismological Station in that territory.

“There are many reports. Two minutes later a resident of La Moza called. “We are collecting information,” reported Miriam Rodríguez Marín, an observer on duty at the station in the first minute of the dialogue.

Later, Rodríguez Marín confirmed the occurrence of an apparent earthquake at 11:23 am, with a magnitude of 3.1 on the Richter scale, located at latitude 21.632° and longitude -79.9943°.

For its part, the National Seismological Center located the epicenter of the earthquake 28 kilometers southwest of Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus, with a depth of 28 kilometers.

“Those coordinates put it in the ocean, but the movement of the Earth’s crust leads to the spread of seismic waves. For that reason, Manicaragua and Cumanayagua reported the event,” explained the observer from La Piedra Seismological Station.

As of the end of this report, no damage to infrastructure or human life has been reported. Specialists recommend continuing vigilance and attention in the next few days.

The occurrence of these geological phenomena is more common in eastern Cuba due to the presence of the Oriente fault found along the southeast coast of the island; however, no place on our island is free from suffering from it.

Questions and answers about these natural phenomena.

Source: I sang

1. What is the difference between earthquake and earthquake?

There is an earthquake when the earthquake causes casualties or severe damage to buildings, and there is a tremor when the earthquake causes no damage.

2. How long did the earthquake last?

The duration of an earthquake is subject to different variables and different interpretations. The total process of energy release can last from one second to several tens of seconds depending on the magnitude of the event.

3. What is the name of the device that measures the intensity of earthquakes?

Seismograph: System that detects, amplifies and records earthquakes, as well as other movements and vibrations of the earth.

4. What to do before, during and after an earthquake?

– Before:

1. Create a contingency plan, with your family or neighbors, that will allow you to determine the actions to be taken by each member of the family or community.

2. Choose an open and safe place to go after the earthquake.

3. For quick evacuation you need to know where the exit door keys are placed.

4. Prepare a backpack that includes a first aid kit, canned food, can opener, drinking water, radio, flashlight, batteries, and a whistle to send distress signals.

5. Visually locate the safest exits for escape. And if possible, teach them.

5. Secure and/or move heavy items that may fall, such as computers, bookcase lamps, paintings, fans, televisions, etc.

– Time to:

1. React calmly and reassure the people around you.

2. If you are indoors, protect yourself under a table, desk, table or a sturdy bed. If there is no furniture to protect yourself, place yourself under a beam, next to a column or in a corner of the building in the fetal position.

3. Stay away from windows, mirrors or glass doors.

4. If you are in a very crowded place (cinema, theater, subway, etc.), do not despair or run for the doors, because many people will hurt themselves trying to leave the same that time.

5. If you are on the beach, get out of the water immediately, stay away from the beach and stay on high ground, at a distance of at least 300 meters, because big waves can happen.

6. If you are in a wheelchair and inside the house, place yourself under a beam, next to a column, or in a corner. Then reverse the wheels and cover your head with your arms.

– Afterwards:

1. Activate the emergency plan.

2. At the end of the movement, the quick and orderly evacuation of people from school, home, or workplace.

3. Do not use the elevators, remember that you can get trapped. Use the stairs.

4. Try not to walk barefoot.

5. Turn on the radio to listen to the recommendations of the authorities and follow them.

6. Cooperate in rescuing the injured.

7. If you get trapped, keep calm. Call for help loudly or use the whistle.

8. Prepare for a second earthquake called aftershocks.

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