Short but powerful 3.3 earthquake rocks Algarve

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake, with its epicentre located 9km northwest of Silves, rocked many parts of the Algarve this Thursday morning (January 31) at 12.24pm.

The powerful quake was felt for only a few seconds in Lagoa. People have also reported feeling the ground shaking in Silves, Portimão and as far as Aljezur and Loulé.

If you also felt the earthquake, you can report your experience online on the national sea and atmosphere institute’s website (