Santiago is still standing

Gathered in parks, squares and open spaces of the Cuban eastern provinces expect every minute seizure of a region that lies on the borders of tectonic plates of North America and the Caribbean, which are accustomed to earthquakes.

The appropriate response of the population and the accompanying news media generated a par with the escalation of earthquakes in the past week, similar to several anomalous situations because of earthquake swarms without the occurrence of any great magnitude.

The system of the Cuban Radio, with special mobilization of Santiago, Guantanamo and Granma journalists and other provincial and national media helped organize and immediacy of publications about the news, however it generated an end of week.

Social networks also provided the necessary confirmation that the earthquake did not cause casualties or damage and tranquility to families waiting calm pubic outdoor sites in the city.

A encouragement and recognition to media professionals came through Facebook profile of President of the Union of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC), Antonio Molto Martorell, who called for solidarity with all the people of Santiago.

“Again are tested and gala limit state reserves of people in times of contingencies is made. Lourdes has Palao, president of the UPEC our reporters provincial and local media themselves at the centers of control and direction, without waiting for guidance to provide timely information and guidance to the people and there, with his people was like the first Comrade Lazaro Exposito, first secretary of the Party in the province.”

He added in his message that the press is the minute reports from specialists about the behavior of successive earthquakes, the last of them perceptible located at coordinates 19.71 north latitude and 76.08 west longitude, 40 kilometers southwest the city of Santiago de Cuba, with a depth of 5.0 km and a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale.

UPEC president stressed that the telecentre Tele Turquino extended its news programming until 2am and the radio is transmitting 24 hours a day, also the Sierra Maestra newspaper participates by historical tradition.

“James is not alone, has and will have a whole system of protection triggered by the country and another where it joins the knowledge, passion and commitment of journalists to provide timely guidance. The Hero City draws its reserves in difficult times and does so with the safety of being together “.

He ended his words to colleagues and followers in the social network.

The reactions of other journalists throughout the country came as soon published his post; one of the professionals echoed this call was Miurel Ladron de Guevara, who wrote was:

“Colleagues are with you, support from the rest of the media in the country and from social networks. The aim is that information reaches every last Santiago that may be too worried about their family and friends wherever they are outside or inside the country. Miguelito Noa, thank you, very active in the nets.”

According to Doctor of Science Bladimir Moreno, director of the National Seismological Research Center (CNAIS), the number of events of moderate magnitude that is needed to release the energy given off by an earthquake, for example 7.0, is very large; thus more than 32 000 events of magnitude 4.0 to release as much energy as an earthquake of great intensity and to date only about 700 events are recorded and 80 percent are less than 3.0 are needed therefore quite tremble , as usual, does not mean it is releasing the energy of a major earthquake.

Santiago is still standing, and Cuba looks and admires the whole because that city 500 years, heroic, hospital, continues to stories, though the earth tremble.

Translated by: Daysi Olano Fernandez

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