3.8 magnitude earthquake in four islands of the Azores

An earthquake measuring 3.8 was recorded tonight in the Azores, according to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).

The tremor was registered ten kilometers from the parish of Norte Pequeno, in the municipality of Calheta, on the north coast of the island of São Jorge, but was also felt in Pico, Graciosa and Terceira, according to the Azores Sismovolcanic Surveillance and Information Center (CIVISA)

It was felt at 21:46 local, one hour less than on the mainland.

CIVISA also adds that in São Jorge the earthquake was felt in the parishes of Norte Pequeno, Ribeira Seca, Calheta, Velas, Santo Amaro, Norte Grande, Manadas and Urzelina.

So far there is no record of material or human damage.

2021-05-29 22:57

Essay / CM

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