Articles tagged "cuba"

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Hurricane "Ida" makes landfall over the Isle of Youth, causing island-wide power outages, Cuba

Tropical Storm "Ida" strengthened into a hurricane at 17:10 UTC on Friday, August 27, 2021, just 50 km (31 miles) ESE of the Isle of Youth. Landfall took place at 18:00 UTC with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a minimum central pressure of...

August 28, 2021

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TS Ida: Life-threatening heavy rains, flash flooding and mudslides expected across Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, western Cuba and Isle of Youth

Tropical Storm "Ida" formed in the Caribbean Sea at 21:20 UTC on Thursday, August 26, 2021, as the 9th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. At the time, its center was located 160 km (100 miles) WSW of Negril, Jamaica and 205 km (130 miles)...

August 27, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Eta" makes landfall in Florida after leaving more than 235 dead in Central America

After striking Nicaragua on November 2 as a Category 4 hurricane and leaving more than 235 people dead in Central America, Eta made landfall along the south-central coast of Cuba at around 09:00 UTC on November 8 and in Lower Matecumbe Key in Florida, U.S at 04:00...

November 09, 2020

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Eta strengthening on its way toward Cuba, warnings issued for Cayman Islands, Cuba, Bahamas and Florida

Tropical Cyclone "Eta" -- blamed for the deaths of more than 170 people in Central America over the past few days -- is expected to gradually re-strengthen on its approach to Cuba as it remains over warm waters and in a region of upper-level diffluence....

November 07, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Delta" forms near Jamaica, expected to move near or over the Cayman Islands early Tuesday

Tropical Storm "Delta" formed south of Jamaica at 12:00 UTC on October 5, 2020, as the 25th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The current NHC forecast track takes Delta away from Jamaica today, near or over the Cayman Islands early...

October 05, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Laura" wreaks havoc across the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm "Laura" brought strong winds and heavy rain to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti over the weekend, August 22 into 23, 2020, leaving at least 11 people dead and more than 1 million without power. The storm is now dumping heavy...

August 24, 2020

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Heavy rains and damaging tornado hit central Cuba

Heavy rains hit central Cuba provinces on Monday, May 25, 2020, flooding low areas of the main cities and forcing evacuations. The storm was accompanied by a tornado with winds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph) which left three people injured. The affected provinces were...

May 26, 2020

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Eastern Cuba hit by a tornado and 'anomalous seismic activity'

The eastern portion of Cuba was hit by a tornado and more than 20 earthquakes on Sunday afternoon and evening, May 17, 2020. No fatalities were reported, but there was extensive damage to properties. The twister struck around 17:00 UTC (13:00 LT) in El Churrasco in...

May 19, 2020

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Cuba breaks all-time temperature record

The island nation of Cuba broke its all-time temperature over the past weekend. According to the country's official meteorological agency, on April 11, 2020, the town of Veguitas registered 39.3 °C (102.7 °F) -- the hottest temperature ever recorded for...

April 17, 2020

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Major M7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, followed by M6.1 near Cayman Islands

A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.7 hit off the southern coast of Cuba at 19:10 UTC (14:10 LT) on January 28, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 125.9...

January 28, 2020

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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