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Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - 18 km southwest of Żurrieq, Iż-Żurrieq, Malta, on 1 Oct 11:00 am (GMT +2)

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - 18 km southwest of Żurrieq, Iż-Żurrieq, Malta, on 1 Oct 11:00 am (GMT +2) Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - 18 km southwest of Żurrieq, Iż-Żurrieq, Malta, on 1 Oct 11:00 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 2 km depth

1 Oct 09:27 UTC: First to report: INGV after 27 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 1, 2020 09:00:14 UTC
Local time at epicenter1 Oct 11:00 am (GMT +2)
Depth1.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.7088°N / 14.3467°E (Strait of Sicily, Malta)
Antipode35.709°S / 165.653°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Nearest volcanoCampi Flegrei Mar Sicilia (211 km / 131 mi)
Nearby towns and cities21 km (13 mi) SSW of Malta Island (pop: 388,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 25.9°C (79 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.11.9 km23 Km SSW of Birkirkara, MaltaINGV
3.21 km23 Km S of Birkirkara, MaltaEMSC


Seismic station: Castrocucco, Italy (CUC/MN network) | Distance from quake: 494 km / 307 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Castrocucco, Italy: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (3)

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Msida (24.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Labranda Riviera Hotel / not felt : We slept and felt nothing  
Sliema (Malta, 26 km N of epicenter) : Light shake 4/5sec (reported through EMSC)  

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