Articles tagged "cuba"

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Sonic boom shatters windows as meteor explodes over Cuba, numerous meteorites found

A relatively big meteor exploded over the town of Vinales in western Cuba at 18:17 UTC (13:17 local time) on Friday, February 1, 2019. The object produced a loud sonic boom and left a long trail of smoke. Numerous meteorites have already been found. Residents...

February 02, 2019

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EF-4 tornado, Havana: 1 238 affected homes, 4 people killed and 195 injured, Cuba

The tornado that hit Cuba's capital city, Havana on January 27, 2019, had wind speeds of 300 km/h (186 mph) and was rated EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Four people were killed and 195 injured. The tornado touched down between 20:30 and 21:00 local time, and...

January 30, 2019

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Big tornado hits capital Havana, killing 3 people and injuring 170, Cuba

A large tornado hit Cuban capital Havana on Sunday, January 27, 2019, killing three people and injuring at least 170. The last time Havana was hit by such a strong and damaging tornado was 79 years ago, in December 1940. The tornado reportedly formed over the sea...

January 28, 2019

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10 people died in Cuba as a result of Hurriane "Irma"

The Cuban government announced Monday, September 11, 2017 that ten people have died in the country as a result of Hurricane "Irma." Seven people died in capital Havana, mainly as a result of building collapses. Category 4 Hurricane "Irma"...

September 11, 2017

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Hurricane "Irma" - Cuba to get hit, warnings extended northward along the Florida Peninsula

Hurricane "Irma" changed its projected path and its latest forecast track takes it over or very near the coast of northern Cuba. On the current forecast track, Irma will start moving away from Cuba around 18:00 UTC on Saturday, September 9 and make a turn...

September 08, 2017

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Tornado destroys 14 homes, leaves 38 injured in Cuba's Caimito

A severe storm produced several waterspouts near the popular beach in Cuba's town of Caimito, Artemisa province, on Saturday, July 2, 2016. At least one of them has hit land, causing substantial damage. According to official media reports published Monday, July...

July 04, 2016

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Chantal weakened into a tropical depression

Tropical Storm Chantal in Caribbean has lost its tropical characteristics while approaching Haiti. However, Chantal brought heavy rainfall in Central Haiti and the central and south coastal Dominican Republic. The low pressure system extends northeastward from the...

July 12, 2013

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Strong wind gusts and heavy rains shower western Cuba

Storms associated with a weak cold front caused strong winds and heavy rains in the western region of Cuba, particularly on the north coast. Gusts higher than 100 km/h (62 mph) were reported in different sites, according to Jose Ramon Palacios, Shift Supervisor at...

April 07, 2011

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Cuban coastline receding up to 2.5 meters per year

Most of the 400 beaches of Cuba's territory are affected by erosion with a receding coastline estimated at 1.2 meters per year, according to a study by the Institute of Oceanology of the island. The research ratified "the widespread nature of the Cuban...

April 03, 2011