Important historic earthquakes in Azores

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page. Click on this image to watch it in full size - Data courtesy NOAA Natural Hazards database TSU = Tsunami generated -- VOL = Earthquake from volcanic origin own DAMAGE … [Read more...]

Killer earthquakes in the Azores and Madeira (Portugal)

Azores and Madeira deadly earthquake list M 5.8   9-7-1998   Northeast of Faial (Azores) “ killing 9 people Felt in the islands of Faial (Ribeirinha, VIII; Horta, VI) and Pico (Madalena, VI; Roque, IV). More than 1500 buildings were destroyed or severely damaged, namely in the northeast of … [Read more...]

Killer earthquakes in Portugal (mainland)

This list includes all the earthquakes known to have caused deaths in Mainland Portugal, wherever its epicenter was located (Portugal, Spain, Atlantic Ocean). So, it does not include earthquakes that only affected the overseas Portuguese territories, Madeira and Azores. Most recent earthquakes … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of November 23 - Portugal (Azores), Colombia, Argentina and Italy

M 5.2    23-11-1973    Depth 18.5 km    Azores, Portugal - killing 1 person On November 23 a violent earthquake occurred with the epicenter near Santo Antonio on Pico. The earthquake caused major damage, with many houses partially damaged, fallen walls and displaced streets and roads, the … [Read more...]