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Portimão earthquake shakes the Algarve

portimaoA magnitude-3 earthquake struck the Algarve this evening, just after 7pm, with an epicenter about eight kilometres northwest of Portimão, according to the Portuguese weather service.

According to the institute responsible for monitoring seismic activity in Portugal, the shock was felt in a wide area and reported by several people on social media.

People as far away as Aljezur, Olhão, Faro, Albufeira, Silves and Messines posted that they too experienced the shaking.

The seismic data shows the earthquake was located at 37.20 degrees latitude and -8.60 degrees longitude, at a depth of 20 kilometres, measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale.
 
There is no record of material damage or injury.

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0 #7 mr john 2017-09-12 23:09
Quoting Charly:
We felt 2 shakes with an interval of 3-4 seconds.


Finally, was it good for you too.
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-1 #6 mike f 2017-09-12 17:12
:eek: Nothing better than nipples in g & t!
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+4 #5 Chip 2017-09-12 12:04
Caused a ripple in my gin and tonic in Lagos.
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+5 #4 Alan 2017-09-12 08:48
I was in the kitchen at tunes,a noise like a train,the floor vibrated and the crockery rattled.
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+5 #3 Marie Hutchinson 2017-09-12 01:25
It was felt at Vale de Telha near Aljezur on the west coast.
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+5 #2 Charly 2017-09-11 21:58
We felt 2 shakes with an interval of 3-4 seconds.
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+5 #1 Scots girl 2017-09-11 21:52
We felt it here in Lagos
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