The Algarve shakes

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale was felt in the Algarve on Monday, February 12, at 10.36am.

The epicentre was located around 160km south west of Cape St Vincent and the effects were felt across the Algarve as well as Évora, Beja, Santarém, Leiria and Lisbon.

According to the Meteorological Institute, it was one of the largest earthquakes experienced in recent years. Other recent tremors have only registered 4.5 on the Richter Scale.

There is no indication whether aftershocks will be experienced.

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