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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 126 km south of Birkirkara, Malta, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 2:12 am (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 126 km south of Birkirkara, Malta, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 2:12 am (GMT +1) Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 126 km south of Birkirkara, Malta, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 2:12 am (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Jan 01:37 UTC: First to report: INGV after 24 minutes.
25 Jan 02:02: Now using data updates from USGS
25 Jan 23:40: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.1. Epicenter location corrected by 4.3 km (2.7 mi) towards NW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 25, 2023 01:12:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 2:12 am (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.1
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.7861°N / 14.2138°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Malta)
Antipode34.786°S / 165.786°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities119 km (74 mi) S of Żurrieq (pop: 9,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (75 mi) S of Mqabba (pop: 2,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
123 km (77 mi) S of Qormi (pop: 18,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) S of Mdina (pop: 360) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) SSW of Paula (pop: 9,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) S of Imtarfa (pop: 2,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
126 km (78 mi) SSW of Senglea (pop: 2,960) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
126 km (78 mi) S of Birkirkara (pop: 21,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
126 km (78 mi) SSW of Birgu (pop: 2,940) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
126 km (78 mi) SSW of Floriana (pop: 2,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
126 km (79 mi) S of Ta’ Xbiex (pop: 1,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
127 km (79 mi) SSW of Valleta (pop: 6,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (86 mi) S of Għajnsielem (pop: 3,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
231 km (144 mi) NNE of Tripoli (Libya) (pop: 1,151,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) S of Malta Island (pop: 388,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) ESE of Lampedusa Island (pop: 5,870) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 13.5°C (56 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.110 km121 Km S of Żurrieq, MaltaUSGS
4.013 kmMalta: CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN SEAEMSC
4.110 kmMalta: Central Mediterranean SeaRaspberryShake
4.210 kmMalta [Sea]INGV
4.010 kmMalta: Central Mediterranean SeaIRIS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Castrocucco, Italy (CUC/MN network) | Distance from quake: 596 km / 370 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: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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