4.2 earthquake rattles S. Miguel island, Azores

Just as the seismic-volcanic crisis on São Jorge island, in the Azores, appears to be abating, the population on São Miguel island have been rattled by a 4.2 (Richter Scale) intensity quake which took place just before six o´clock this morning. The quake is understood to have come from 5 kms under the sea, 35 kms southwest of Água Retorta. São Miguel island is on the East Azores fracture zone. The quake was felt in various parishes of the island.