Cuban Scientist Presents Seismotectonic Model in USA

Santiago de Cuba, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) A new seismotectonic model for eastern Cuba was presented in the United States by Dr. Enrique Arango, deputy director of the National Seismological Research Center (Cenais) during the recently held Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA).

Arango told the Prensa Latina news agency that the model is the result of his doctoral thesis, defended in Mexico in 2014, an issue that he kept on researching in an attempt to update it with new approaches and calculations on seismic hazard for eastern Cuba.

Arango said that current models on faults are not consistent with the seismicity reported until last August, thus it is necessary to increase the seismotectonic researches and those on active faults in the region and the rest of the country.

He said that this is a new approach on sites where earthquakes are triggered in the eastern region, including the faults in Cauto-Nipe, Cauto Norte, Cubitas, Santiago-Moa and Santiago-Bayamo, which in his opinion are not active or significant.

Arango said that the usually higher than four seismic activity reported, recently measured by instruments, occurs in the boundary of plates area, related mainly to the East fault, in the south, and some in the north beginning in La Española island.

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