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Keys: Residents Scared By Cuba Earthquake

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Residents across the Lower Florida Keys say they felt rumblings from a 5.1-magnitude earthquake off Cuba.

The tremor struck Thursday afternoon about 106 miles east of Havana. No injuries or damage was reported.

Maureen Welsh said her three dogs began racing through her mobile home on Big Coppitt Key when the floor started shaking. She says it felt like “a whole bunch of cars with loud basses” rumbling under the floor.

The Key West Citizen (http://bit.ly/1ew0OCb ) reports that some residents called the Naval Air Station in Key West to ask if aircraft activity was to blame for the shaking in their homes. Other residents called the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to ask about the rumbling.

The last time a quake shook Key West was 1880 when two struck Cuba.

Source: Associated Press

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