An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale was felt early this morning in São Miguel, in the Azores, an event with an epicenter about 19 kilometers east / northeast of Formigas.

In a statement, the Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service of the Azores (SRPCBA), which cites the Azores Seismovolcanic Surveillance and Information Center (CIVISA), informs that the earthquake was recorded at 07:07 local (08:07 in Lisbon) .

According to the information available so far, the event was felt with maximum intensity IV / V on the Modified Mercalli scale in the parishes of Água Retorta, Faial da Terra, Senhora dos Remédios, Povoação, Ribeira Quente and Furnas, in the municipality of Povoação .

The earthquake was also felt with intensity IV in the Northeast, Achada, Achadinha and Salga, in the municipality of Nordeste, and in Ponta Garça, Ribeira Seca, S. Miguel, S. Pedro and Água d’Alto, in the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo .

The Civil Protection also states that the earthquake also felt with intensity III / IV in Ribeira Chã, Água de Pau, Santa Cruz, Nossa Senhora do Rosário and Cabouco, in the municipality of Lagoa, and Lomba de S. Pedro, Lomba da Maia, Maia , São Brás, Porto Formoso, Ribeirinha, Ribeira Seca, Rabo de Peixe and Pico da Pedra, in the municipality of Ribeira Grande.

“This event was also felt with intensity III / IV in Livramento, S. Roque, Fajã de Baixo, Fajã de Cima, S. Pedro, S. Sebastião and Santa Clara, in the municipality of Ponta Delgada”, reads in the statement sent to the newsrooms, adding that the earthquake was felt with intensity III in Feteiras, Candelária, Ginetes, Santa Bárbara and Capelas, in the municipality of Ponta Delgada.

According to the Civil Protection of the Azores, “CIVISA continues to monitor the evolution of the situation, issuing new communications if necessary”.