Portugal earthquake list (Including Azores and Madeira)

Last update: April 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm by By

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Portugal

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Portugal (including Madeira) time = UTC time – Azores time = UTC -1
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Sep 23 13:03 3.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Portugal Sep 23 12:01 2.2 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Portugal Sep 18 12:17 2.2 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Portugal Sep 15 08:01 2.2 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Sep 13 15:07 4.3 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Portugal Sep 10 21:28 2.1 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Sep 02 05:48 3.1 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Sep 01 14:07 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Portugal Sep 01 01:21 2.0 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region Aug 31 14:42 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Aug 28 23:12 3.2 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Aug 26 23:08 3.6 13 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Aug 26 23:03 3.2 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Aug 25 05:08 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Portugal Aug 24 09:11 2.1 19 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Aug 21 17:20 3.1 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Portugal Aug 20 09:03 2.2 7 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Aug 20 08:12 3.4 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region Aug 19 02:33 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Aug 12 00:45 3.2 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Portugal Aug 10 16:29 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Portugal Aug 09 20:36 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Aug 08 10:04 3.1 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Portugal Aug 01 16:01 3.4 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Jul 29 03:56 3.3 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Portugal Jul 13 11:08 2.9 19 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Jul 12 19:51 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region Jul 06 10:43 4.2 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Portugal Jul 05 21:58 2.0 14 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Jun 21 09:47 3.2 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Jun 20 18:43 2.9 21 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Portugal Jun 17 18:38 2.2 22 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region Jun 03 05:22 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal May 23 20:01 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Portugal May 21 01:25 2.1 11 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal May 18 16:08 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Portugal May 16 04:26 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Portugal May 04 16:27 2.9 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region May 01 07:46 3.2 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Apr 29 21:47 3.0 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Portugal Apr 28 12:25 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Portugal Apr 27 13:04 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Apr 27 01:28 3.1 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Portugal Apr 26 22:30 2.5 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lisboa - Ich lag im Bett und spürte, wie ich auf Wellen, geschaukelt wurde.
  • EMSC Portugal Apr 25 22:17 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Portugal Apr 23 03:37 2.8 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Apr 22 06:38 3.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tavira, Portugal Apr 21 17:40 4.0 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Apr 21 14:10 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Apr 21 08:16 3.2 1 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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