An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale has been recorded at 3:57 PM off the coast of Cuba in the Straits of Florida: buildings in the Cuban captial Havana were reportedly swaying following the quake. The National Tsunami Warning Center reported to seismic activity, however, it did not release a tsunami warning, nor were there reports of damages or injuries in Cuba. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred 106 miles east of Havana. 

According to News 13, workers in 6-floor buildings in Havana felt the ground move beneath them - literally! Workers were evacuated from two buildings while the temblor shook the buildings in Havana for approximately 30 seconds. Sandor Polo, a 31-year-old waiter, was delivering food to the office building when the quake struck - boxes began to move and workers began yelling. "I got dizzy," Polo said, explaining he had never felt anything like it in his life.

"Everything was moving," said Nuria Oquendo, a 44-year-old office assistant who was on the sixth floor of a nearby building when it began to sway back and forth. "You could really feel it, very clear, very defined." The United States Geological Survey initially reported a magnitude of 5.0 but later upgraded it to 5.1. Earthquakes are fairly rare in Cuba, however there gave been temblores reported, most notably in 1932 when a quake damaged 80 percent of buildings in Santiago.