ATP- 4.9 earthquake east of Lisbon

At 11.51 AM today (17 Jan 2018) there was an earthquake of magnitude 4.9 roughly 80km east of Lisbon.

The Richter scale is logarithmic. This means every time you go up a single unit, the quake is ten times more powerful. So a 4.9 quake is 10 times stronger than a 3.9.

The epicentre was at Arraiolos, near to Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The tremor was reported to be felt over a wide area, including Badajoz in Spain, and Faro. All I can say is that we felt nothing here.

At this moment, there are no reports of casualties.


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