Azores earthquake: Locals flee Portuguese island after thousands of earthquakes raise fears volcano could erupt

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Azores earthquake: Locals flee Portuguese island after thousands of earthquakes raise fears volcano could erupt

Residents on a Portuguese volcanic island hit by thousands of small earthquakes in recent days have shared their fears of a potentially bigger disaster.

People on Sao Jorge, in the Azores, have been left concerned by the more than 10,000 tremors recorded since last Saturday, which could trigger a volcanic eruption or a powerful quake.

About 200 of the recorded earthquakes, which had a magnitude of up to 3.3, have been felt by the population.

Filipe Azevedo, who owns a hotel on the island, said people are “very scared”.

The 42-year-old added: “We are all very anxious. It is a phenomenon for which we are not prepared.”…READ ON

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