Minor earthquake registered near Madeira

Written By Lara Silva

An earthquake of 3,6 magnitude on the Richter scale was registered today, 55 kilometers from Deserta Grande Island on the Madeira Archipelago.

The Madeira earthquake occurred at 12:10 PM. It is still unclear whether the earthquake was felt by those in Madeira, according to the Portuguese Institute of the Ocean and Atmosphere (IPMA).

According to the Richter scale, earthquakes are classified as micro (1-1.9), minor (2-3.9), light (4-4.9), moderate (5-5.9), strong (6-6.9), major (7-7.9), and great (8 and above).

As seen below, the IPMA is asking those in Madeira to fill out a questionnaire about whether they felt the earthquake.

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