"This earthquake, according to the information available to date, did not cause any personal or material damage and was felt with maximum intensity IV/V (modified Mercalli scale) in the municipalities of Évora and Almeirim", the IPMA said in a statement.

According to the institute, the epicenter was located approximately 14 kilometres northeast of Vendas Novas and the earthquake was also felt with less intensity in the municipality of Ponte de Sor (Portalegre).