(ETH) – The eastern portion of Cuba was reportedly struck by a tornado and a swarm of more than 20 earthquakes this past Sunday afternoon and evening on May 17th, 2020. According to the Watchers, There were no fatalities reported, but extensive damage to properties.
The report indicated that tornado struck around 17:00 UTC (13:00 LT) in El Churrasco in the municipality of Maisi, province of Guantanamo. leaving material damage to homes and agriculture but no deaths or injuries.
According to one local journalist Miguel Reyes, eight houses were partially impacted and one house had totally collapsed, two residential properties lost ceilings, and a carpentry workshop had considerable damage. Also, some local crops were also affected as well. The report went on to state that Cuban authorities have begun recovery operations after the disaster, as well as an assessment of the economic losses.
Meanwhile, the National Center for Seismological Research (CENAIS) reportedly registered at least 21 seismic events in the island’s eastern region, with some of them perceptible by the population in what was classified as an “anomalous seismic activity.” and was felt by residents in the municipalities of Guama, Palma Soriano, Tercer Frente, Contramaestre and Santiago de Cuba, in the province of Santiago de Cuba, in the municipalities of Media Luna, Bayamo and Bartolomé Masó, in the province of Granma, and in the city of Guantanamo.