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3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded This Morning

The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), issued a statement confirming that they had recorded an earthquake at 10:45 this morning measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale, approximately 45 km off the south coast of Câmara de Lobos.

According to the information available, the earthquake was given a maximum intensity III (modified Mercalli scale) rating in the municipalities of Câmara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava.

Fortunately, the earthquake caused no personal or material damage. 

Samantha Gannon

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