The 2034 Cuban earthquake and tsunami was an event that was poorly forecast by seismologists. When the quake struck during the mid morning hours, no one was truly aware about what was really going on, so as buildings collapsed around them, there was mass panic as a result. The earthquake lasted for 2 minutes 12 seconds, levelling 50% of buildings within a 40 km radius, and badly damaging buildings within 100 km of the epicenter. To make things even worse, 3 tsunamis followed, the highest of which was 5 meters high, leading to the loss of 2170 lives, and $35 billion in damages, making it by far the worst earthquake to hit the area on record.