According to Postal, the earthquake, with its epicenter located around eight kilometers northeast of Vila do Bispo, was recorded at 01:19 am at the Continente Seismic Network stations, IPMA said.

“Until the preparation of this statement, no information was received confirming that this earthquake was felt,” added the institute, stressing that, if necessary, it will issue new statements.

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).