Latest earthquakes near Portugal today

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List of latest earthquakes near Portugal.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 13, 2024 21:21
(Azores)
M 3.0 182 km NW
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 13, 2024 13:48
(Lisbon)
M 2.1 230 km SSW
from Lisbon
Apr 13, 2024 09:12
(Lisbon)
M 2.0 49 km N
from Lisbon
Apr 11, 2024 15:22
(Azores)
M 2.6 188 km NW
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 11, 2024 13:46
(Lisbon)
M 2.2 185 km NNW
from Braga
Apr 11, 2024 05:15
(Azores)
M 2.0 68 km NW
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 11, 2024 03:50
(Lisbon)
M 2.1 174 km E
from Faro
Apr 10, 2024 23:53
(Azores)
M 2.0 187 km NW
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 10, 2024 19:29
(Azores)
M 2.1 183 km NW
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 10, 2024 09:41
(Azores)
M 2.8 183 km NW
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 9, 2024 14:51
(Azores)
M 4.2 163 km E
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 9, 2024 12:58
(Azores)
M 2.7 183 km NW
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 9, 2024 00:26
(Lisbon)
M 2.3 234 km E
from Faro
Apr 7, 2024 10:40
(Azores)
M 2.0 186 km NW
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 7, 2024 04:23
(Lisbon)
M 2.7 86 km N
from Chaves
Apr 6, 2024 20:43
(Azores)
M 2.5 184 km NW
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 6, 2024 17:42
(Azores)
M 2.0 184 km NW
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 5, 2024 12:15
(Lisbon)
M 2.7 19 km SSE
from Faro
Apr 5, 2024 08:48
(Lisbon)
M 3.0 69 km SE
from Faro
Apr 4, 2024 14:50
(Azores)
M 2.8 182 km NW
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 4, 2024 10:38
(Azores)
M 2.1 187 km NW
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 4, 2024 08:56
(Azores)
M 2.3 277 km WNW
from Ponta Delgada
Apr 3, 2024 16:45
(Lisbon)
M 2.6 91 km N
from Braga
Apr 3, 2024 06:45
(Lisbon)
M 2.5 181 km N
from Braga
Apr 3, 2024 04:35
(Lisbon)
M 3.0 267 km SSW
from Lisbon

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Portugal Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
9 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3
Apr 13, 2024 21:21

Average

A total of 99 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Portugal in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 9 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Portugal in 2020. A total of 16 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Portugal that year. The strongest had a 5.3 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Portugal with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Portugal in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Portugal during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Portugal (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 96 96.97%
Mag. 5 3 3.03%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Portugal

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.3
On Mar 7, 2020 20:58.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.8
On Feb 28, 1969 03:40.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Portugal occurred on Mar 7, 2020 20:58 local time (Atlantic/Madeira timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.3 and struck 31 kilometers (19 mi) south-southeast of Funchal, at a depth of 5 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Portugal in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.8 earthquake struck on Feb 28, 1969 03:40, 264 kilometers (164 mi) south-southeast of Faro. It is the strongest earthquake near Portugal in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Portugal in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Portugal.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Portugal.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Mar 7, 2020 20:58
(Madeira)
M 5.3 31 km SSE
from Funchal
Dec 17, 2022 12:44
(Madeira)
M 5.1 296 km WNW
from Funchal
Dec 31, 2020 21:55
(Azores)
M 5.1 154 km SE
from Ponta Delgada
Feb 16, 2022 04:32
(Madeira)
M 4.9 35 km S
from Funchal
Jan 14, 2024 07:19
(Azores)
M 4.9 166 km NW
from Ponta Delgada
Jun 13, 2020 04:10
(Lisbon)
M 4.9 265 km WSW
from Faro
Sep 4, 2018 07:12
(Lisbon)
M 4.8 200 km NW
from Lisbon
Apr 6, 2019 07:54
(Azores)
M 4.8 90 km ESE
from Ponta Delgada
Dec 13, 2019 06:47
(Azores)
M 4.8 295 km WNW
from Ponta Delgada
Jan 27, 2020 02:16
(Azores)
M 4.8 57 km WNW
from Ponta Delgada

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Earthquakes by region of Portugal

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Portugal.

When was the last earthquake in Portugal?

A 3 magnitude earthquake hit near Portugal on the evening of April 13, 2024 at 21:21 local time (Atlantic/Azores). The center of this earthquake was located 182km northwest of Ponta Delgada at a depth of 1km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Portugal in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Portugal?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Portugal on the night of February 28, 1969 at 03:40 local time (Europe/Lisbon). The center of this earthquake was located 264km west-southwest of Faro at a depth of 10km under water in the North Atlantic Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Portugal since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Portugal?

In the past 10 years, 99 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Portugal. This averages to 10 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 37 days.