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Cuba registers first perceptible earthquake in 2021


Cuba registers first perceptible earthquake in 2021Santiago de Cuba, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s network of stations of the National Seismological Service on Saturday registered the first perceptible earthquake in 2021, with a magnitude of 3.9 and 35.5 kilometers southwest of Caimanera, province of Guantanamo. The telluric movement, located in the coordinates 19.712 of north latitude and 75.285 of west longitude, occurred at 08:19 in the evening and 24 kilometers deep, with reports of perceptibility in Santiago de Cuba city and in Niceto Perez, Caimanera and Guantanamo municipalities.

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Cuban doctors treat Mexico’s earthquake victims

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A day after opening, the Cuban field hospital set up in Ixtepec, Oaxaca state, was filled with people, many of whom were affected by the earthquakes which struck the country this September.

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Cuba sends condolences following earthquake in Italy

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The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) sent a message of condolence in solidarity with Italy following the earthquake which struck the European nation on August 24, reported the Cuban Foreign Ministry. The message, signed by ICAP President Kenia Serrano, was published on the Ministry website.

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Cuban search and rescue team returns from Ecuador

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The search and rescue brigade which left for Ecuador following the earthquake which hit the country’s northern coast on April 16, returned to Cuba on the evening of April 27. The brigade members were received at Havana’s José Martí International Airport by Marcia Cobas, a member of the Party Central Committee and deputy minister of Public Health, as well as Brigade General and Interior Minister (Minint), José Luis Mesa Silva.

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Three Cuban Physicians Died in Ecuador’s Earthquake

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As a result of the earthquake of 7.8 degrees on the Richter scale that shook the coastal area of Esmeralda and Manabi provinces in Ecuador, three Cuban health workers offering their services in that country died, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health informed. The bodies of Barbara Caridad Cruz Ruiz, 46; Leonardo Ortiz Estrada, 53, and Eric Perez de Alejo Omar Quesada, 41; all specialists in General Comprehensive Medicine and residents of Villa Clara province, were found under the rubble of a building that totally collapsed in the municipality of Pedernales, Manabi.

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Over Eight Thousand 300 Killed by the Two Earthquakes in Nepal


The death toll from Tuesday”s quake in Nepal amounted to 96 today, bringing the total of deaths by two earthquakes in less than three weeks passed eight thousand 300. The latest report from the Ministry of Interior said that the huge tremor-the April 25 marked 7.9 degrees on the Richter scale; the day before yesterday, 7,3- caused about 19 thousand wounded and multibillion-dollar losses in buildings, roads and other infrastructure.

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Another Devastating Earthquake in Nepal


Kathmandu, May 12 A new earthquake, between 7.1 and 7.4 degrees on the Richter scale rocked Nepal today, whose residents are still recovering from the psychological and material occurred on April 25 impact. A spokesman for the local police, Kamal Singh Bam, said four of those killed residing in the town of Chautara, Sindhupalchowk district, the same where the previous tremor left nearly a third of all victims it caused.

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Cuban Medical Brigade Travels to Nepal to Help Earthquake Victims


The 41st Brigade of the International Contingent Specializing in Facing Disasters and Major Epidemics Henry Reeve, leaves today for Nepal, where the group will assist the victims of the earthquake of last april 25. The group, composed of 49 professionals, including 25 doctors of various specialties, was ready in short time, according to a report released in the Granma newspaper. Marcia Cobas, deputy minister of the Ministry of Public Health, said that in 24 hours they were ready specialists and equipment.

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More than 6,800 People Dead in Nepal after Earthquake


The death toll left by the powerful earthquake that shook Nepal a week ago has reached the 6,800 people today, government sources reported. According to Interior Minister Spokesperson Laxmi Prasad Dhakal, the number of people injured exceeds the 14 thousand as the chances of finding survivors after the 7.8 earthquake are slim. The number of victims is likely to rise even more when rescue workers reach the most remote areas in the next hours, the source added.

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Earthquake Might Have Killed 10,000 People in Nepal


Although the deaths after last Saturday”s in Nepal currently total 4,300, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said on Tuesday that up to 10,000 deaths might be reported over the next few days. At a meeting with ambassadors from neighboring India and China and the United States, the head of government expressed fears that the earthquake’s victims might exceed those killed by the 1934 earth tremor, which killed 8,000 people.