Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits off Cuba's coast

September 15, 2011 - 6:20 AM

The U.S. Geological Survey has registered a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that hit off the coast of Cuba.

The quake happened early Thursday at 4:43 a.m. local time about 25 miles off Cuba's coast and 375 miles southeast of Cuba's capital Havana.

USGS geophysicist Randy Baldwin says earthquakes are common in that area of the sea and no tsunami warnings have been issued. He also said the quake wasn't expected to cause damage on land, citing its remoteness.