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Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 120 km south of Birkirkara, Malta, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 10:51 pm (GMT +1) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.3 quake Eastern Mediterranean, 113 km south of Birkirkara, Malta, Jan 24, 2023 9:25 pm (GMT +1), which had occurred 1 day 1 hours earlier.
Updated: Jan 26, 2023 22:42 GMT -
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Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 120 km south of Birkirkara, Malta, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 10:51 pm (GMT +1) Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 120 km south of Birkirkara, Malta, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 10:51 pm (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Jan 21:55 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
25 Jan 22:08: Now using data updates from INGV
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Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 25, 2023 21:51:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 10:51 pm (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.9
Depth9.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.8292°N / 14.2985°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Malta)
Antipode34.829°S / 165.702°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt7 reports
Primary data sourceINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Nearby towns and cities113 km (70 mi) S of Żurrieq (pop: 9,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
114 km (71 mi) S of Mqabba (pop: 2,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
117 km (73 mi) S of Qormi (pop: 18,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (73 mi) S of Paula (pop: 9,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (73 mi) S of Mdina (pop: 360) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) S of Imtarfa (pop: 2,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) S of Senglea (pop: 2,960) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (74 mi) S of Birkirkara (pop: 21,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (75 mi) S of Birgu (pop: 2,940) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (75 mi) S of Floriana (pop: 2,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (75 mi) S of Ta’ Xbiex (pop: 1,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
121 km (75 mi) S of Valleta (pop: 6,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
133 km (83 mi) S of Għajnsielem (pop: 3,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (73 mi) S of Malta Island (pop: 388,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 13.4°C (56 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.99.5 kmNear Birkirkara, Birkirkara, MaltaINGV
3.910 kmMalta: CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN SEAEMSC
3.910 kmMalta: Central Mediterranean SeaRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: Castrocucco, Italy (CUC/MN network) | Distance from quake: 590 km / 366 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: 0.5-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (7)

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malta (117.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : a very short shake of the ground for few seconds  
Sliema (121.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
MARSASKALA malte (116.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : While Reading in thé bed, thé bed moved from right to left.  
Malta,Valetta (119.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Not big but I fall of the bed  
Sliema / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
San Gwann / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Sliema / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Jan 24, 2023 20:25
2 days ago
5.3

10 km
7km / 5miEastern Mediterranean, 113 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Sep 29, 1992 15:04
30 years ago
5.3

10 km
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Jan 23, 2023 10:37
4 days ago
5.1

10 km
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Jan 18, 2023 15:54
8 days ago
5.1

10 km
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Jan 18, 2023 04:21
9 days ago
5.0

10 km
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Jan 18, 2023 17:00
8 days ago
4.7

10 km
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Jan 18, 2023 14:13
8 days ago
4.6

10 km
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Jul 3, 2012 05:03
11 years ago
4.5

0.6 km
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Apr 25, 2009 01:36
14 years ago
4.5

10 km
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Dec 29, 2022 00:23
4 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
15km / 10miEastern Mediterranean, 98 km S of Żurrieq, MaltaMore
Nov 8, 1977 21:44
45 years ago
4.4

33 km
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Sep 30, 2020 01:01
2 years ago
4.3

10 km
107km / 66mi6.2 km S of Birzebbuga, MaltaMore
May 13, 2020 17:03
3 years ago
4.3

140 km
112km / 70miEastern Mediterranean, 191 km SE of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Aug 4, 2018 04:07
4 years ago
4.3

10 km
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Jan 17, 2023 19:42
9 days ago
4.2

10.2 km
10km / 6miEastern Mediterranean, 111 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
May 21, 2014 04:13
9 years ago
4.2

10 km
105km / 65mi39 km SE of Żabbar, MaltaMore
Nov 11, 1992 20:40
30 years ago
4.2

10 km
49km / 30mi166 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Sep 11, 1992 17:20
30 years ago
4.2

10 km
48km / 30mi166 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 25, 2023 01:12
1 day 21 hours ago
4.1

10 km
9km / 6miEastern Mediterranean, 126 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Aug 23, 2017 09:16
5 years ago
4.1

39 km
98km / 61mi55 km SE of Żabbar, MaltaMore
Apr 24, 2011 13:02
12 years ago
4.1

20 km
122km / 76mi29 km E of Marsaskala, MaltaMore
Oct 18, 2006 18:25
16 years ago
4.1

35 km
122km / 76mi118 km NE of Tājūrā’, Tripoli, LibyaMore
Jul 7, 2003 15:08
20 years ago
4.1

10 km
122km / 76mi22 km E of Żabbar, MaltaMore
Jan 19, 2000 16:21
23 years ago
4.1

10 km
51km / 32mi160 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 25, 2023 07:54
1 day 15 hours ago
4.0

19 km
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Oct 8, 2022 03:33
16 weeks ago
4.0

38 km
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Aug 25, 2017 17:10
5 years ago
4.0

10 km
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Oct 7, 1987 08:53
35 years ago
4.0

33 km
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Jan 25, 2023 03:28
1 day 19 hours ago
3.9

10 km
16km / 10miEastern Mediterranean, 112 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 19, 2023 06:18
8 days ago
3.9

10 km
25km / 16miEastern Mediterranean, 118 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Sep 29, 1992 22:52
30 years ago
3.9

9 km
41km / 26mi139 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 25, 2023 06:44
1 day 16 hours ago
3.8

10 km
18km / 11miEastern Mediterranean, 107 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 24, 2023 22:10
2 days ago
3.8

39 km
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Jan 19, 2023 04:22
8 days ago
3.8

10 km
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Jan 18, 2023 22:38
8 days ago
3.8

10 km
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Dec 13, 2021 02:25
1 year 6 weeks ago
3.8

38 km
34km / 21miEastern Mediterranean, 143 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Oct 9, 2021 06:52
1 year 16 weeks ago
3.7

10.1 km
32km / 20miEastern Mediterranean, 128 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Nov 18, 2018 14:22
4 years ago
3.7

8.6 km
95km / 59miEastern Mediterranean, 178 km SW of Valleta, Valletta, MaltaMore
Apr 22, 2001 15:44
22 years ago
3.7

33 km
15km / 10mi104 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Sep 30, 1992 19:01
30 years ago
3.7

10 km
30km / 19mi150 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 25, 2023 14:40
1 day 8 hours ago
3.6

9.7 km
11km / 7miEastern Mediterranean, 124 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 23, 2023 12:49
3 days ago
3.6

15 km
23km / 14miEastern Mediterranean, 117 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 20, 2023 15:14
6 days ago
3.6

18 km
24km / 15miEastern Mediterranean, 119 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 19, 2023 04:15
8 days ago
3.6

10 km
9km / 6miEastern Mediterranean, 127 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 18, 2023 08:46
9 days ago
3.6

10 km
46km / 28miEastern Mediterranean, 75 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Oct 9, 2021 14:57
1 year 16 weeks ago
3.6

15 km
27km / 17miEastern Mediterranean, 131 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Oct 2, 2021 02:39
1 year 17 weeks ago
3.6

19 km
11km / 7miEastern Mediterranean, 130 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 25, 2023 20:41
1 day 2 hours ago
3.5

16 km
8km / 5miEastern Mediterranean, 120 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 25, 2023 04:06
1 day 19 hours ago
3.5

20 km
27km / 17miEastern Mediterranean, 114 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 23, 2023 15:28
3 days ago
3.5

10 km
11km / 7miEastern Mediterranean, 127 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 22, 2023 14:21
4 days ago
3.5

16 km
8km / 5miEastern Mediterranean, 116 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 18, 2023 23:29
8 days ago
3.5

10 km
16km / 10miEastern Mediterranean, 116 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jul 12, 2022 23:06
28 weeks ago
3.5

2 km
75km / 46mi45 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Sep 22, 2021 02:24
1 year 18 weeks ago
3.5

17 km
31km / 19miEastern Mediterranean, 129 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Mar 10, 2020 16:08
3 years ago
3.5

10 km
54km / 34mi69 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Oct 8, 2017 11:48
5 years ago
3.5

19 km
109km / 67miEastern Mediterranean, 71 km SE of Żabbar, MaltaMore
Jan 25, 2023 18:53
1 day 4 hours ago
3.4

19 km
10km / 6miEastern Mediterranean, 117 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 25, 2023 00:22
1 day 22 hours ago
3.4

10 km
23km / 14miEastern Mediterranean, 98 km S of Żurrieq, MaltaMore
Jan 22, 2023 13:56
4 days ago
3.4

10 km
24km / 15miEastern Mediterranean, 118 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Sep 2, 2017 00:45
5 years ago
3.4

10 km
113km / 70miEastern Mediterranean, 77 km SE of Żabbar, MaltaMore
Jan 25, 2023 12:09
1 day 11 hours ago
3.2

25 km
16km / 10miEastern Mediterranean, 99 km S of Żurrieq, MaltaMore
Aug 8, 2017 14:29
5 years ago
3.2

8.6 km
98km / 61mi44 km SE of Żabbar, MaltaMore
Jan 25, 2023 20:14
1 day 2 hours ago
3.1

16 km
33km / 20miEastern Mediterranean, 130 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Jan 23, 2023 13:09
3 days ago
3.1

10 km
25km / 15miEastern Mediterranean, 122 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Sep 27, 2021 00:14
1 year 17 weeks ago
3.1

38 km
20km / 12miEastern Mediterranean, 139 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Oct 1, 2020 09:00
2 years ago
3.1

1.9 km
98km / 61mi18 km SW of Żurrieq, MaltaMore
Sep 30, 2020 02:51
2 years ago
3.1

3.5 km
94km / 59mi20 km SW of Qrendi, MaltaMore
Mar 28, 2020 00:26
3 years ago
3.1

10 km
48km / 30miEastern Mediterranean, 79 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Oct 2, 2017 07:33
5 years ago
3.1

65 km
84km / 52mi35 km S of Qormi, MaltaMore
Dec 27, 2022 18:02
4 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
31km / 20miEastern Mediterranean, 95 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Sep 27, 2021 02:27
1 year 17 weeks ago
3.0

27 km
41km / 25miEastern Mediterranean, 140 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Sep 27, 2021 00:00
1 year 17 weeks ago
3.0

20 km
32km / 20miEastern Mediterranean, 132 km S of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Oct 31, 2020 20:04
2 years ago
3.0

2.4 km
94km / 58mi21 km SW of Żurrieq, MaltaMore
Oct 1, 2020 03:45
2 years ago
3.0

27 km
85km / 53mi27 km S of Żurrieq, MaltaMore
May 12, 2018 14:04
5 years ago
3.0

10 km
71km / 44miEastern Mediterranean, 172 km S of Valleta, Valletta, MaltaMore
Sep 6, 2017 01:52
5 years ago
3.0

10 km
110km / 68miEastern Mediterranean, 80 km SE of Żabbar, MaltaMore
Jan 25, 2023 11:57
1 day 11 hours ago
2.9

23 km
14km / 9miEastern Mediterranean, MaltaMore
Jun 28, 2006 19:39
17 years ago
2.9

10 km
51km / 31mi73 km S of Qormi, MaltaMore
Aug 1, 2018 23:19
4 years ago
2.6

38 km
57km / 35miEastern Mediterranean, 142 km SW of Valleta, Valletta, MaltaMore
Feb 1, 2018 04:19
5 years ago
2.6

10 km
80km / 50mi82 km SW of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Oct 3, 2017 14:34
5 years ago
2.4

31 km
84km / 52mi62 km SE of Marsaskala, MaltaMore
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