Magnitude 3.0 earthquake on São Miguel Island

By TPN/Lusa, in World · 03-11-2020 15:46:00 · 0 Comments

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale was recorded this morning on the island of São Miguel, Azores. The epicenter was about 18 km south / southeast from Ribeira Quente.

In a statement, the Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service of the Azores (SRPCBA) said that, according to the Azores Earthquake Surveillance and Information Center (CIVISA), the earthquake was recorded at 10:40 am (11:40 am in Lisbon).

According to Lusa News Agency, the earthquake was felt with IV intensity on the Modified Mercalli scale in the parish council of Povoação and with intensity III / IV in the parish of Ribeira Quente, municipality of Povoação.

According to the Civil Protection of the Azores, CIVISA "continues to monitor the evolution of the situation, issuing new communications if necessary".

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