Earthquake measuring 3.9 on Richter scale rattles Algarve

in News · 05-08-2020 09:32:00 · 2 Comments

An earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale was registered yesterday evening at around 7pm around 70 kilometres South-Southwest from Albufeira.

It’s epicentre was pinpointed off the coast of Carvoeiro. According to the Portuguese Met Office (IPMA), the quake did not cause injuries or damage. However, people commenting on social media claimed to have felt the tremor.


Robert Lambert.....who cares

By Pete Dundass from Algarve on 07-08-2020 01:19

The Richter Scale is no longer used to describe the intensity of earthquakes (and in act has not been used for many years!). The correct convention is to describe this event as a Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake.

By Mr Robert Lambert from UK on 05-08-2020 03:11
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