Important historic earthquakes in Portugal

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 waves generated own DAMAGE OVERVIEW LISTS : 2013 – 2014 (based on … [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 January 1 - Portugal, Indonesia (2x), China

M 6.9   1980    Depth 12.2 km   Portugal - killing 56 people At least 56 people killed, 400 or more injured and extensive damage (VIII) on Terceira. At least four people killed, some injured and extensive damage on Sao Jorge. Damage also reported on Graciosa. Google satellite map of the … [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...]