Acores Earthquake Activity – Civil Protection issues Self protection warning

The Information and Surveillance Centre of the Azores (CIVISA) reports that since 20:35 local time (plus one hour in Lisbon) on September 20, seismic activity has been significantly higher than normal in an epicentral region at sea , located between 1 and 5 km south of Povoação, island of S. Miguel, “reads the CIVISA statement, reproduced by civil protection.

For this reason, the Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service of the Azores issued a statement today recommending that some measures of self-protection be taken.

A second earthquake with a magnitude 2.5 magnitude was felt on Friday in Povoação, São Miguel island, in the Azores, said the Regional Service of Civil Protection and Firemen of the Azores (SRPCBA).

According to a statement, the earthquake was recorded at 1:25 pm local time (another hour in Lisbon) and had an epicenter about two kilometres south / southwest of the Azores. Village.

By 9:30 am, another earthquake measuring 2.5 on the Richter scale and an epicenter about two kilometress southwest of Povoação was recorded.

The SRPCBA indicated at the time that the quake was also felt in Furnas, Ribeira Quente and Água Retorta.

Civil Protection states that CIVISA continues to monitor developments, issuing new communications if necessary.

 


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