• 5.0 earthquake felt off south Florida coast

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    HAVANA - A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Cuba in the Straits of Florida, swaying medium-rise buildings in the Cuban capital.
     
    There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
     
    The temblor occurred just before 4 p.m. Thursday. It was centered about 112 miles east of Havana and 41 miles northeast of the tourist resort of Varadero.
     
    In Havana, the quake was felt clearly by workers in two 6-floor buildings that were temporarily evacuated. It appeared to last around 30 seconds.
     
    The U.S. Geological Survey calculated the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.0.
     



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