The Azorean seismo-volcanic surveillance center (CIVISA) registered 210 minor tremors between 10 am and 10 pm local time on Saturday on the island of São Jorge in the Azores. Since March 19, there have been over 12,700 earthquakes recorded. Over 200 earthquakes of a magnitude up to 3.3 have been felt by the population.
The president of the Azorean government José Manuel Bolieiro announced on Saturday that President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is traveling to São Jorge on Sunday to show his support. The Portuguese President has said there is no reason to fear visiting the island. He told journalists in Fatima:
“The microearthquakes are an uncomfortable situation, but there is no reason to fear unsafety… There is a mid-term strategy in place to deal with the consequences and as the situation develops”.
Falei com o Presidente do Governo Regional dos Açores, José Manuel Bolieiro, para ponto situação na situação na ilha de São Jorge e disponibilidade de todos os meios da República que sejam necessários, para além do apoio que Forças Armadas e @ipma_pt têm assegurado.
— António Costa (@antoniocostapm) March 23, 2022
Guide to Sao Jorge Island, the Azores