Eastern Cuba hit by a tornado and ‘anomalous seismic activity’

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…

Cuba breaks all-time temperature record

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…

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

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…

10 people died in Cuba as a result of Hurriane “Irma”

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"…

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

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…

Chantal weakened into a tropical depression

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…