earthquakes detected in Algarve

Two earthquakes detected in Algarve

The strongest earthquake measured 3.3 on the Richter scale

Two earthquakes were registered in the Algarve this Friday morning (February 14), reports the National Sea and Atmosphere Institute (IPMA).

The first quake, measuring 2.6 on the Richter scale, had its epicentre at sea at 8.48am, around 25 kilometres southwest of Cabo de São Vicente in Sagres, Vila do Bispo.

According to IPMA, “no information was received confirming that this earthquake was felt.”

The second earthquake was detected at 9.15am and was more powerful, measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale. Its epicentre was also located at sea, about 45 kilometres southwest of Faro.

As opposed to the first quake, the second was felt on the mainland. However, there are no reports of any damage caused.

By Michael Bruxo

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