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Earthquake shakes the Portuguese island of Madeira

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Earthquake shakes the Portuguese island of Madeira

Lisbon, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale shook today the municipality of Camara de Lobos, on the Portuguese island of Madeira, with no casualties or material damage reported so far, a spokesman informed for the emergency services.
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A spokesman for the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) expressed the earthquake occurred at 04:30 local time and its epicenter was located 35 kilometers south of Funchal, capital of that autonomous region, an archipelago of four islands off the northwest coast of Africa.

The effects of the earthquake were also perceived in the municipalities of Ribeira Brava, São Vicente Calheta, Machico, Ponta do Sol, Santa Cruz and Santana, all located on Madeira Island, the source affirmed.

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