Magnitude 3 earthquake off Porto Moniz

Magnitude 3 earthquake felt this morning

The automated newsfeed and auto-translate website madeiraisland.news has picked up a report that an earthquake with a magnitude of 3 on the Richter scale was felt this morning at 11:29 am in Porto Moniz.

According to data from the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the earthquake was recorded at sea, about six kilometres from Porto Moniz.

Blog outage

Apologies again for the servers collapsing under too much traffic this lunchtime – after another similar event on Sunday morning when more than 50 users were online at exactly the same time. The spikes are becoming more marked, to the point where deliberate foul play could be suspected, as they always correspond with the publication of a new post whose contents quickly appear elsewhere whilst this site is overloaded.

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