Earthquake registered near Ourém

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 18-04-2021 10:01:00 · 0 Comments

A 2.7 magnitude earthquake, with an epicentre located 10 kilometres south of Ourém, in the district of Santarém, was registered yesterday at 16:42.

According to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) "according to the information available, this earthquake was felt" in the local area. They added that it was however a low intensity earthquake.

A magnitude two earthquake is the least a person can feel, equivalent to a slight tremor. The Richter scale measures the intensity between one and 10 degrees.

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