The Washington Post (Link) - Reuters - Esteban Israel (March 20, 2010)
A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Guantanamo city in eastern Cuba on Saturday, sending residents fleeing into the streets but a local government official said there were no casualties.
A spokesman at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay reported no damage there.
“It’s all calm. There’s no damage and no victims either,” said a local government official in Guantanamo city, who asked not to be named.
State-run Radio Reloj reported from Guantanamo that the quake caused cracks in some buildings and some pieces of masonry fell.
The quake, which also was felt strongly in Cuba’s second city of Santiago de Cuba, was centered 27 miles southwest of Guantanamo at a depth of 14 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.