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Earthquake south of Lagos felt on the mainland

Published on 03/06/2018

An earthquake registering 2.9 on the Richter Scale was registered at 6:14 this morning, Sunday June 3rd.

The epicentre was about 20 kilometres south-southwest of Lagos with the Rede Símica do Continente recording the tremor on the mainland from various of its monitoring stations at Vaqueiros, Marmelete, Barranco do Velho, Aljezur, Budens, Tavira, Portimão, Lagos, Albufeira, Faro and Sagres.

According to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere, the epicenter was located at a depth of 27 kilometres under the seabed and was followed by a milder earthquake to its south at 15:34 this afternoon, measuring only 0.9.

For the latest seismic map for the region,click HERE