Important historic earthquakes in Portugal

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Santa Cruz Das Flores, Portugal Oct 20 00:31 4.9 10 MAP
EMSC Portugal Oct 01 05:58 3.3 15 MAP
EMSC Portugal Oct 01 05:52 3.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cascais - I was lying in bed and felt the room shake, moving in a left to right (east to west) direction. Didn't hear any rumbling outside, as I had heard in the previous tremor I felt last year, which was much stronger than this one. This one was more like a ripple.
  • GEOFON Portugal Oct 01 05:51 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region Sep 26 20:16 4.3 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region Sep 11 19:25 3.6 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Sep 11 03:49 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Portugal Sep 10 07:15 3.1 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santa Cruz Das Flores, Portugal Sep 05 23:20 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Peniche, Portugal Sep 04 06:12 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Aug 21 04:16 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Fazenda (Flores Island - Azores) - Bed shook for 5 seconds.
  • EMSC Portugal Aug 13 20:57 3.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Villar das almas - Faible secousse sur 2 secondes
  • Premedelos - Weak shaking
  • barcelos - Cerca de 15 segundos Senti o chão a vibrar durante cerca de 5 segundos depois um tremor mais forte voltando a vibrar novamente ao fim
  • EMSC Portugal Aug 11 10:36 3.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Braga - Very weak shaking
  • Vilaverda - Weak shaking
  • Premedelos - Very weak shaking
  • Amares - Pas plus de trois secondes, vibrations dans les murs. 3ème épisode en 1 semaine mais cette fois ci vers 22h00 au lieu des 7h-8h00 des 2 épisodes précédents 0609079676
  • Amares - Le 13 août 2018 a Amares encore quelques secousses ressenties vers 22h et dans la nuit du 14 août également à trois reprises.
  • EMSC Portugal Aug 07 06:34 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • souto - hier je dormais et n'ai rien entendu, aujourd'hui grosse déflagration j'ai plutôt pensé à une explosion type tir de carrière.Pas ressenti de vibrations après le bruit.
  • Ponte da Barca - Alsof een vrachtwagen passeerde.... Ongeveer op hetzelfde moment als gisteren.
  • Fiscal - Around 7:30 I heard a rumbling sound and the house was staking a little.
  • Loureira - Weak shaking
  • Geraz do lima - On aurait dit qu un train passait
  • covas - Moderate shaking
  • Guisande - La secousse a duré 1à2 secondes aujourd'hui le 07/08/2018 et le 06/08/2018
  • Refóios do lima - Very weak shaking
  • Amares - Very weak shaking
  • vila verda - Weak shaking
  • Rita - Pendant mon sommeil,j ai entendu le bruit de la terre et des murs vibres.la maison en vielle pierre épaisse à bouger. J ai étais remuer dans mon lit .pas de dégât
  • Longos - Secousse et bruit sourd en fin de nuit. Moi et mon mari l avons ressenti et nous en avons parlé le lendemain matin. Jamais vécu cela
  • Vilaverda - Very weak shaking
  • Braga - Weak shaking
  • Vila verde - on a ressenti en l’espace d’une semaine plusieurs fois par jours (3 jours dans la semaine) des mini séismes magnitude 2,4 environ car identiques et les premiers ont été relaté à la radio pour cette magnitude
  • Vila verde - Surtout le bruit très sourt qui provient du sol pas de dégât
  • Viana do Castelo - On pensait sentir passer un très gros camion
  • EMSC Portugal Aug 06 06:40 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dume braga - 3 secousses ressenti accompagnés de bruit sourds.
  • Dume - 3 secousses avec des grondements
  • Aboim da Nóbrega - Pendent que je dormai j’ai senti une secousse assez forte pendent 3 ou 4 seconde avec un groupement, plusieurs personnes de mon village on aussi senti le tremblement de terre . Ma propriété n’a pas étais endommagée.
  • Vila verde - Comme si le RER passait sous terre
  • Ponte da Barca - Mijn man voelde licht schudden...
  • Dossaos - Ressentie 1er grosse secousse 2eme beaucoup moins forte
  • Fontao - Secousse faible à fontao vers 7h30
  • amares - Light shaking
  • Garfe, Povao de Lanhoso - 7h15 du matin, réveillé par des grondements puis 2 petites secousses comme si mon lit avait descendu une marche.
  • Fiscal - Twee aardbevingen, de eerste was sterker dan de tweede. Diep gebrom en het huis trilde. Was in de nacht/vroege ochtend, tijd weet ik niet.
  • Gaifar - Weak shaking
  • Covas, Vila Verde - j’ai ressenti le tremblement a 7h20 et mon toit s’est effondré
  • Covas, Vila Verde - c’est une blague mon toit se n’est pas effondré
  • Ponte de Lima - Faible secousse
  • Feitosa - 7h04 tremblement faible à Feitosa Ponte de Lima
  • Feitosa - 7h04 tremblement faible à Feitosa Ponte de Lima
  • Rebordões-Souto - Secousse de 5 secondes environ avec grondements
  • Lanhoso-povoa de lanhoso - Tremblement de terre a 7h14. Le lit et le sol ont tremblés. Ce qui m'a reveillé. Néanmoins rien est tombé. Mais quand même impressionnant pour un premier ressenti.
  • Prado São Miguel - Rien n’a était endommagé, mais toute Oe maison tremblait
  • Amares - Very weak shaking
  • Amares - Secousse et plusieurs grondements
  • Arcos de valdevez - A 7h15 j'étais couché et j'ai ressenti une secousse avec un grondement. Impressionnant !!
  • Cervaes - Weak shaking
  • rendufe - Moderate shaking
  • Deào - Grognement, puis légère secousse fa s la maison
  • Geraz do lima - Very weak shaking
  • Lanheses - Un petit grondement de 4 seconde et un gros avec légères vibration de 10 seconde
  • Amares - Weak shaking
  • Refoios do lima - Réveillé par un grondement en continue d'environ cinq secondes avec de faibles vibrations.
  • Duas Igrejas - Juste quelques secondes bruit et tremblement et j ai eu un peu peur mais pas de déga merci bon dieu
  • Miranda Arcos De Valdevez - Il était environ 7h15 je venais de me réveiller lorsque j'ai entendu une sorte de secousse comme si un avion passée ou un grondement. J'ai était surpris et j'ai eu l'impression d'être dans un ascenseur! Incroyable!
  • Vila Mou - Weak shaking
  • Vila Mou - Ressenti vers 7h15 ce matin grand bruit comme un gros orage puis ça a bougé léger à l’intérieur de la maison Ça a durer quelques secondes
  • Viana do Castelo - J'ai cru que c'était les travaux du réseau de gaz de ville dans ma rue. J'ai entendu aussi un bruit d'explosion, mais je ne sais pas si c'est lié.
  • Caldelas - Je dormais ... Je pensais que c'était un rêve Comme si je tombais dans un trou. Mais non c'était bien ça
  • Porto Bom - A 7h14 heure locale j'ai senti en grondement venir des profondeurs, suivi du tremblement de toute la maison. Je pense que cela n'a pas duré plus de 2 secondes
  • Ponte de Lima - Il y en a déjà eu un hier le 06/08/2018 et cela revient de secouer ce matin à 7h35 environ...
  • Cervaes - Vibration et un bruit sous terre
  • aguas santas povoa de lanhoso - Weak shaking
  • Cervaes - J’ai senti, allonger dans mon lit , le lit tremblée, j’ai entendu les porte tremble et un énorme bruit avant que sa commence.
  • Freixo - Very weak shaking
  • Amares - Ai entendu un grondement et ressenti que le batiment vibrait, le tout pendant environ 4 secondes. Il y a eut un second grondement et une secousse plus légère ensuite.
  • Serdedelo - Weak shaking
  • Ponte da barca - Secousse avec bruit comme du tonnerre Pas de dommmage Le lendemain bruit important à nouveau pas de secousse ressentie
  • Vila Verde Braga - Deux jours de suite à peu près à la même heure, le matin, entre 7h et 7.30, les 6 et 7 août 2018. Un bruit d'explosion soudain, avec secousses que j'ai ressenties jusque dans mon corps. J'ai pensé à un éclair mais il n'y avait pas d'orage, ou bien un tir dans une carrière...
  • Barbudo - Un grondement comme un avion qui s’écrase puis un boum et secousse dans la maison ! Impressionnant !
  • Vila Verde - Gros bruit et tremblement faible
  • Lanhoso - J’étais dans mon lit quand j’ai senti le lit et la maison trembler pendant quelques seconde
  • Arcos de valdevez - On dormais quar on vien d'arriver en vacances et je me suis sentie trembler j'ai ouvert les yeux et j'ai hu peur je me suis rendormi en croillan que cetait un rêve .jusqu'à que mon oncle nous dise que le séisme était réel
  • Vila verde - Le lundi 3 août à Vila Verde a 7h16 du matin un bruit fort puis un tremblement qui a déplacé mon lit
  • EMSC Portugal Aug 06 06:13 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Vila Verde - about 5 seconds My wife recognised two independent tremours in short succession.
  • Ponte de Lima - Weak shaking
  • Vila verde - J'ai senti
  • Vila Verde - Weak shaking
  • Vilar das almas - Weak shaking
  • Braga - Matheo coutinho lpb du monde
  • Vila verde - V
  • Carreiras são miguel - Moderate shaking
  • 4730 - Weak shaking
  • Fiscal - Twee aardbevingen, de eerste was sterker dan de tweede. Diep gebrom en huis trilde.
  • Vila de punhe - D’abord un grondement comme des orages et ensuite la maison a tremblé quelques secondes
  • Amares - Very weak shaking
  • Amares - Ressenti hier matin (06.08.18) à trois reprises et ce matin (07.08.18, 7h35) à une reprise. Secousses (comme si le RER passait sous terre) + grondements
  • EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Jun 27 02:41 2.9 1 MAP
    EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region May 20 11:51 4.1 175 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lagoa, Portugal Apr 14 21:37 4.7 10 MAP
    USGS Lagoa, Portugal Apr 14 18:34 5.1 10 MAP
    USGS Santa Cruz Das Flores, Portugal Apr 14 17:13 4.6 10 MAP
    USGS Santa Cruz Das Flores, Portugal Apr 14 16:53 5.3 10 MAP
    EMSC Portugal Apr 06 10:55 3.4 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Praia du Luz - Two or three times through the night felt like I was in a gently swaying boat. Second time has happened in past week. Really odd sensation. Not sure if tremor or not.
  • EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Mar 31 08:35 3.0 1 MAP
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Mar 19 11:07 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Mar 02 19:39 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Sao Miguel - I was quietly reading a book when another chair in the room made a cracking sound and I felt shaking. Had I been up doing things I wouldn't have noticed it. It lasted about 15 seconds.
  • EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Feb 12 08:17 3.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Vila Franca do campo - Woken by two separate tremors about an hour apart. The first was slightly stronger and significantly longer than the second.
  • EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Feb 12 05:04 3.2 3 MAP
  • Vila Franca do Campo - Light shaking
  • EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Feb 12 04:54 3.2 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Furnas, Sao Miguel - Felt 1 rumble that woke myself and my husband up. Followed by another 3 rumbles. Nothing damaged or anything moving in the room just an awakening that Mother Nature is rumbling!!
  • Furnas - 4 slight tremors - about 5 minutes between each one. Nothing damaged.
  • Ribeira was Tainhas - Light shaking
  • Ribeira was Tainhas - Weak shaking
  • Ribeira das Tainhas - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Portugal Feb 01 04:15 3.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Portugal Jan 24 05:46 3.2 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Favela Nova - Lasted approx 3 secs. Sounded like a truck going past.
  • EMSC Portugal Jan 20 11:42 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Monchique - Weak shaking
  • Relva grande - Weak shaking
  • GEOFON Portugal Jan 15 11:51 4.5 10 MAP
  • Praia del Rey - Moderate shaking
  • Charneca/Cascais - A good rumble, my house shook slightly and my German shepherd looked at me like ,”whats that?” No damage. Maybe 5 seconds. I’ve been through two 6.8 quakes that were bad in the US, so this was laughable. I looked at my dogs and said,” baby quake!”
  • Almada - shaking & window rattling
  • Lisbon - Light shaking
  • Evora - 5 to 8 seconds. We saw no damage
  • Lisbon - Light shaking
  • Lisbon - i was sitting in the office and felt a slight shaking sitting on my chair.
  • Lisbon - Lasted 4-5 seconds, no property damage
  • Caldas da Rainha - Light shaking
  • Lisboa - No damages. 2 or 3 seconds of lightshaking. I didn't even realised it could be an earthquake, since I never experienced one before.
  • Nossa Senhora de machede - It was like a wave onder the ground. Started calm and then become more strong. house was shaking, and there was a loud low noise with it. it was only for like, 30 seconds at the wors. Nothing was dammaged.
  • Covilhã - Moderate shaking
  • Lissabon - Enkele seconden waarin mijn bed schudden daarna nog enkele trillingen.
  • Alcobaca - No damage. Lasted a few seconds.
  • Odivelas - I felt light shaking of the interior stuff in the room (bed, wardrobes - a bit) and waiving window cutrain.It took 4-5 sec. I live on 10th floor so the building on top felt it strong.
  • fronteira - Shook a lot during sleep...things moved and made noise..it sounded like big washing machine but a lower frequency...it lasted quite a long time..over ten seconds. No damage in the house.
  • Lisbon - For 10-15 seconds it was very noticeable. Everything in the room was shaking and I could see the light on the ceiling oscillating.
  • Forte da casa - Moderate shaking
  • Lisbon - Lasted ~5-10s. No apparent damage. Shelves and beds shaked.
  • Parede - No damage but the shaking was sustained and strong.
  • Mem Martins - Lasted approximately 4 to 5 seconds. No property damage.
  • Lisbon - Very weak shaking
  • Lisbon - A very slight tremble, almost like a heavy lorry going past. Only a few seconds
  • Porto Salvo - about 4 seconds, very light shaking (I thought it was me, getting dizzy or so!)
  • Cascais - Very faint but as a Californian I am experienced in identifying earthquakes. Lasted just a few seconds.
  • lisbon - 5 seconds. I was sitting on the bed and the whole bed wo shaaking. also a shelf was shaking a bit.
  • Lisbon - Was on the 9th floor of a building, basically started shaking the desk and floor seemed like dancing
  • Lisbon - On floor five of hotel, felt it for maybe one minute.Have lived through 9.0 Fukushima earthquake in 2011. This one had a sound accompanying it
  • Leiria - Wstrząs trwał kilka sekund. Meble, jak stół, w mieszkaniu delikatnie sie trzęsły. Nie ma obrażeń.
  • Évora - Heard a rumble, everything in the living room started shaking and I got up and stood underneath a doorway. It lasted about 5-7 seconds.
  • Montelavar - I thought somebody was shaking the caravan I was sitting in, but nobody was there. Lasted about 5 seconds. Now I realise who shook the caravan 🙂
  • Costa da Guia Cascais - Very low level rumble, thought tt could be a quake at the time. NOT CONCERNED. Confirmed by news on internet otherwise would not have thought much more about it.
  • EMSC Portugal Jan 15 11:51 4.6 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lisboa - Weak shaking
  • Montijo - 3 second shudder, 2 second pause , 2 second shudder
  • Alhandra - Durou aprox 5 a 7 seg, sem danos.
  • Lisbon - Light shaking
  • 2240-300 - Felt quake with shaking & window rattling
  • Mem Martins - Moderate shaking
  • Lisbon - 3 to 4 seconds
  • Lisbon - Shaking lasted 5 - 10 seconds. No damage.
  • Montemor o Novo - It felt like 2 or 3 separate shakes lasting a total of 05/10 seconds. No damage to property and no persons harmed.
  • Coimbra - Weak shaking
  • Colares, Sintra - Just a shudder for about 5 seconds
  • Lisboa - Very weak shaking
  • Lisboa - Light shaking
  • merida - Weak shaking
  • Lisbon - Office table started to shake for about 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Rio Maior - i just woke up for that my bed was moving around. it was scary but last only for a few seconds.
  • portalegre - It lasted only a few seconds but the shake was rather huge, managing to move me and my bed away from the wall.
  • Merida - Very weak shaking
  • Redondo - 20 seconds. I was on my bedroom on-line. Books fell. Smaller objects too though there weren't many. 2 of 3 paintings hanging on wall fell in one case with the nail and a bit of plaster leaving a small hole in the wall (which is of brick plastered over. Seconds before my cat (she was with me) woke up, started trying to get out of the window &dogs in other apartments barked. My cat just..rumbled, she didn't meow or screech. All calm now but room a mess. Pieces of plaster fell from the ceiling.
  • Lisboa - Weak shaking
  • Lisbon - Thought my colleague was shaking the desk
  • Messejana - I was at my table and I felt the shake for about five seconds. The house was creaking and shaking.
  • USGS Evora, Portugal Jan 15 11:51 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Jan 06 05:41 3.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Portugal Jan 05 20:30 3.8 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Monchique - Light shaking
  • Monchique - Weak shaking
  • Relva Grande - Shook the roof tiles, but only for a fraction of a second.
  • Lagos - It felt like someone moving my chair. Only lasted a couple of seconds, but enough to make me turn around to see.
  • odeceixe - 5 seconds. Felt/sounded like a truck drove in to the other side of the house. No damage as far we know for now.
  • Luz - Five seconds light shake
  • Mexilhoeira Grande - Felt a sharp jolt - not really any shaking
  • Aljezur - No shaking or wobbling. But i heard 2 verry loud explosions like Kanon fire.
  • USGS Santa Cruz Das Flores, Portugal Jan 01 09:24 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal Jan 01 09:24 4.9 10 MAP
    GEOFON Azores Islands, Portugal Jan 01 09:24 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region Dec 14 02:03 4.1 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Portugal Dec 07 12:53 3.7 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Vila das Aves - I felt great. O.o
  • Porto - Light shaking
  • Porto, Portugal - Moderate shaking
  • EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region Nov 29 13:13 4.3 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region Nov 15 04:43 4.1 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region Nov 05 02:06 3.9 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region Oct 26 17:16 3.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Alvor, Portugal Sep 11 18:09 3.5 19 MAP
  • Praia da Rocha, perto de Portimao - Two seconds Felt floor of 6th floor apartment vibrate gently
  • Praia da rocha - Felt like being in a lift when it settles to let you out.lasted for only a second
  • Portimão - Estavamos na cama assistindo tv, eu e meu marido. De repente ouvimos um grande barulho, um som seco como um trovão estourando e a cama fez um movimento de vai e vem. Durou uns 2/3 segundos.
  • Portimão - De repente ouvimos um grande barulho, um som seco como um trovão estourando muito perto e a cama fez um forte movimento de vai e vem. Durou uns 2/3 segundos. Não teve danos aparentes.
  • Armacao de pera - Licht schudden van de grond, ramen, rolluiken en meubels gedurende ongeveer 2 seconden.
  • Portimao - Shook for approximately 2 seconds. Like a large lorry passing. No apparant damage
  • Praja de Rocha - Light shaking
  • Bensafrim - It was like a single bang. Like some power pushes the house for a few seconds. I thought it was strong blow of wind.
  • Praia da Luz - I was lying on the bed reading and the bed shook for a couple of seconds.
  • Alvor - Bed on 6the floor shook for 3 seconds. Was scary
  • Silves - Eu estava deitado na minha cama a ver um programa na TV quando senti a minha cama a tremer durante 4 segundos.
  • Alvor. Portimão. - As if somebody had tapped my chair as he passed. Very slight movement with no damage. Lots of talking....
  • CARVOEIRO - LAGOA - Moderate shaking
  • Praia da Luz - Sound scared me the most!! Sounded like a BIG explosion!!! Freaked me out!
  • Chinicato - no damage, maybe 4 seconds, I felt it laying on my sofa watching tv.It was strong enough for me to get up and investigate but was over before I worried.
  • Carvoeiro - Hatte ein unruhiges und unerkärliches vorgefühl. Das Haus wackelte, als ob ein Lkw vorbeifährt,unheimlich. Ca. 20 sek.
  • alvor - Light shaking
  • Vale de Parra - J'étais dans ma cuisine et l'eau de ma bouteille de 6l s'est mise à bouger. Ayant vécu à San Francisco de nombreuses années, j'ai tout de suite pensé que cela pouvait être un tremblement de terre. Ce qui m'a été confirmé le lendemain qu'effectivement il y avait eu une secousse.
  • Montes Juntos, GUIA-ABF - Bon je corrige mon précédent message dont certains mots ont été déformés pendant la transmission. Lundi soir vers 19h, j'étais dans ma cuisine et j ai vu l'eau de ma bouteille de 6 litres qui remuait toute seule. J ai compris que c'était une secousse sismique
  • Alvor - Was sitting on the balcony of the 5th floor at my room there was a heavy rumbling sound at first which sounded like heavy trucks underneath were i was sitting then there was shaking which seemed to last fir 3 to 5 seconds no apparent damage could be seen when i enquired later
  • Monte Boi - Ik zat buiten op het terras op een deckchair en voelde de aarde onder mij rommelen en trillen. Het duurde slechts enkele seconden.
  • Alvor - we were on the third floor of Bougainvilla Alvor , just getting ready to go out, my husband was chatting to few girls on balcony next to us, I went to the bathroom and it was like everything moved, heard the girls say"what was that" to my husband, it was scary eventhough we were told later it was mild, it only lasted few seconds maybe
  • Penina - Slight shudder lasting no more than 2/3 seconds
  • Lagos - Avec ma soeur, on s'était mise au lit et on pensait que c'était un camion qui passait trop vite. La secousse était légère
  • Lagos - Avec ma soeur, on s'était mise au lit et on pensait que c'était un camion qui passait trop vite. La secousse était légère
  • Alvor - Am 11.09.2017 saßen wir in unserem Urlaub auf dem Balkon im 1.Stock vom Hotel Pestana Dom Jao. Der Balkon wackelte 2-3 Sekunden, ein Geräusch eines vorbeifahrenden LKW's begleitete diesen Moment!Völlig irretiert nahmen wir dieses wahr, ohne es zu zu Ordnen können, später klärten uns andere Gäste auf !
  • Maia - Moderate shaking
  • Praia da rochs - Sitting on Balcony when I thought t a car ad hit the building balcony shook for approximately 3 seconds
  • Lagos - Le lit à un peu trembler, on avait l'impression qu'un énorme camion était passé à côté de la maison ou une grue tombée au sol jusqu'à ce qu'on réalise que c'était un petit tremblement de terre.
  • EMSC Portugal Sep 11 18:09 3.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pincho - Moderate shaking
  • Alvor - 2second. light shake with a crash
  • Lagos - Light shaking
  • Portimão - Light shaking
  • Portimao - I am on 11th floor of the hotel and I felt the ground shake for 2/3 secs
  • Portimao - I was sitting at my pc and I felt a very quick shaking, the table and its shelf were shaking for some seconds. At first I thought that our fat cat (10 kg) had jumped to the shelf and I exclaimed to my husband "what is it? where is the cat?" so he told me it must be an earthquake. We have lived here for 4 yrs and never felt anything like that. I got quite scared! We have not seen any damage here.
  • Ferreiras - Light shaking for 5-6 seconds, mostly noticeable by rattling windows but also slight vibration of the ground. As if a very heavy truck was driving by.
  • Monchique - We heard a boom which lasted 2 or 3 seconds and felt shaking (as if a large lorry was passing close to the house). No sign of any damage.
  • Ferragudo - Thought a truck had hit the villa. Few thing fell on floor
  • Alvor - On a second floor apartment we felt shaking for approx. 3 seconds, followed by a a two second pause, then another three seconds of shaking
  • Lagoa - It felt like a shake as if a tuck was passing by. Brief just 2 sec.
  • silves - voor mij direct duidelijk, aardbeving, rommelend geluid en beven van de aarde, hoe lang, geen idee!!!
  • Montes de alvor - In kitchen on second floor. Kitchen cabinets and counter shook chair that my mother sat moved. About 3 seconds. Sounded like a huge huge truck passed by and then just disappeared. To strange for anything else - knew it was an earthquake
  • Portimão - Eu estava com a minha mãe deitada na cama quando senti,Minha cama começou a tremer bem forte e os vidros começaram a fazer barulho,não durou muito foi bem rápido mas deu pra sentir,Até sai lá fora pra ver se tinha alguém arrumando alguma coisa,E foi aí que eu encontrei meu vizinho,Ele também tinha saído lá fora pra ver,Foi bem estranho nunca tinha sentido isso
  • Lagoa - A sudden shake of my office desk and chair for approximately 2 seconds
  • Lagos - Secousse de plusieurs secondes sans aucun dommage. Mon appartement est situé au 5eme étage.
  • Pria da rocha - It was all of a sudden and was watching TV. The whole building shook for around 3 secs or more. Went to the balcony and there were others trying to find out what this was. Never heard of this in Pria da rocha. We are very close to the beach
  • Alto Golf, Alvor - Heard a boom and felt house shaking approx 3-4 sec. Thought it was a truck that had hit the wall.
  • Carvoeiro - Lasted about 10 seconds, windows light shaking
  • Lagos - Légère secousse de plusieurs secondes sans aucun dommage Appartement situé au 5eme étage
  • Alvor - There was a few seconds of what seemed like the building shaking and noisy. We thought it was the washing machine in the apartment above as they do shake when spinning
  • Sesmarias, Lagoa - I was working in my garage when the tremor came through, a deep rumbling and shaking, which lasted about 4 seconds. No damage was caused.
  • Portimao - 3-4 Seconds No Damage
  • montijo - estava no segundo andar no espaço das refeicoes. sentimos 2 vezes.
  • Carvoeiro - Lasted around 5-10 secs. Felt like big truck going by. No big movement of ornaments etc but could really feel the house shaking. Strongest in a while
  • Portimao - Allongée sur la plage, j'ai ressenti un tremblement de 3s
  • Ferragudo - Sitting on bed putting on make up and the bed started to shake for about 3-4 seconds
  • Praia de Luz - We were sitting in the sitting room, felt the whole villa shaking, photographs on counter tops and ornaments were shaking. Only lasted 7-10 seconds but we knew immediately it was an earthquake.
  • Lagoa - Het was een soort geluid wat tussen onweer en een zware vrachtwagen in zat. Ook was er een trilling waar te nemen. Honden waren gelijk stil.
  • Portimao - En vacances à l'hôtel Jupiter , chambre au 6eme étage. Nous étions allongés sur le lit lorsque ce dernier s'est mis à bouger de droite à gauche très légèrement pendant environ 3 secondes.
  • Algoz - Very weak shaking
  • Carvoeiro - Moderate shaking
  • Alvor - Very weak shaking
  • Aljezur - Felt a small tremor which lasted approximately 2-3 seconds. The villa shook a little, there was a rumbling sound and our ornimantes rattled. Currently no known damage to the property.
  • Alvor - Building shaking, with a load bang.
  • Lagos - Sudden shake lasted a second but shook the appartment rattled cutlery in drawers and opened a cabinet door no damage to the building
  • Alvor - Weak shaking
  • Alvor - We heard what sounded like a small explosion in the garage beneath our ground floor apartment and felt the building shake, but only for a second or two.
  • Praia da Rocha - In my holiday apartment at 19.10 on Sept 11. The table moved and I thought "that felt like a mini quake". It lasted no more than a second. There was no damage. It felt like a truck had hit the building, but without any sound. Others in the apartment felt nothing.
  • Encosta do Vau - Portimão - Estava sentado numa varanda do edifício e senti três ou quatro sacudidelas no sentido vertical (tipo marteladas) acompanhadas de um som cavo, vindo das profundezas da terra.Não tive dúvidas do que se tratava, até pelo facto de ter já vivido experiências anteriores.
  • EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region Sep 08 21:07 4.3 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Portugal Sep 04 17:58 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO

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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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