In a statement, the IPMA said that the earthquake had an epicentre about 16 kilometres south-southeast of Évora and was recorded at 05:40.

This shock was felt with maximum intensity III/IV (modified Mercalli scale) in the municipality of Évora.

Earthquakes are classified according to their magnitude as micro (less than 2.0), very small (2.0-2.9), small (3.0-3.9), slight (4.0-4.9 ), moderate (5.0-5.9), strong (6.0-6.9), large (7.0-7.9), important (8.0-8.9), exceptional (9. 0-9.9) and extreme (greater than 10).