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Strong earthquake shakes Portugal’s Azores

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Azores (Portugal)

A strong earthquake shook Portugal’s mid-Atlantic Azores archipelago early Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey’s Earthquake Information Center.
The quake measured 6.3 on the open-ended moment magnitude scale, now often used by seismologists, which measures the area of the fault that ruptured and the total energy released.
The quake hit at 1:56 am (0356 GMT), centered 93 kilometers (58 miles) east of Ponta Delgada, the Azores capital, the USGS said. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles).

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