Earthquake of magnitude 3.0 on the Richter scale in Vila do Bispo | earthquake

An earthquake measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale, recorded on Saturday at dawn in Vila do Bispo in the west of the Algarve, informed the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).

In a statement, the IPMA said the earthquake, with an epicenter near Vila do Bispo, was felt with maximum intensity III on the Mercalli scale in the municipality of Aljezur and with lower intensity in the municipalities of Lagoa and Lagos in the district of Faro .

The earthquake was recorded at 4:49 a.m. at stations on the continent’s seismic network, the institute adds.

The IPMA also states that “if the situation warrants, new communications will be issued”.

The earthquake was recorded at the Continente Seismic Network stations at 4:49 a.m. IPMA

Earthquakes are classified according to their strength as micro (less than 2.0), very small (2.0-2.9), small (3.0-3.9), light (4.0-4.9), medium (5.0-5.9), strong (6.0-6.9) classified. , large (7.0-7.9), important (8.0-8.9), exceptional (9, 0-9.9) and extreme (greater than 10).