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Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 118 km south of Birkirkara, Malta, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 2:05 am (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 5 hours earlier.
Updated: Jan 27, 2023 10:27 GMT -
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Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 118 km south of Birkirkara, Malta, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 2:05 am (GMT +1) Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 118 km south of Birkirkara, Malta, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 2:05 am (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 14 km depth

26 Jan 01:20 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 15 minutes.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 26, 2023 01:05:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 2:05 am (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.7
Depth14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.85°N / 14.24°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Malta)
Antipode34.85°S / 165.76°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities111 km (69 mi) S of Żurrieq (pop: 9,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
113 km (70 mi) S of Mqabba (pop: 2,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) S of Qormi (pop: 18,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) S of Paula (pop: 9,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) S of Mdina (pop: 360) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
117 km (73 mi) S of Imtarfa (pop: 2,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (73 mi) SSW of Senglea (pop: 2,960) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (73 mi) S of Birkirkara (pop: 21,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) SSW of Birgu (pop: 2,940) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) S of Floriana (pop: 2,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) S of Ta’ Xbiex (pop: 1,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) SSW of Valleta (pop: 6,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
131 km (81 mi) S of Għajnsielem (pop: 3,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) S of Malta Island (pop: 388,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 13.7°C (57 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 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
3.714 kmMalta: Central Mediterranean SeaRaspberryShake
3.714 kmMalta: CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN SEAEMSC
3.715 kmMalta [Sea]INGV

Seismograms

Seismic station: Castrocucco, Italy (CUC/MN network) | Distance from quake: 589 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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Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Jan 24, 2023 20:25
3 days ago
5.3

10 km
9km / 6miEastern 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
9 days ago
5.1

10 km
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Jan 18, 2023 04:21
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5.0

10 km
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Nov 23, 2006 13:31
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4.8

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

10 km
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9 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
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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
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May 13, 2020 17:03
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4.3

140 km
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Aug 4, 2018 04:07
4 years ago
4.3

10 km
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10 days ago
4.2

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May 21, 2014 04:13
9 years ago
4.2

10 km
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Nov 11, 1992 20:40
30 years ago
4.2

10 km
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30 years ago
4.2

10 km
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2 days ago
4.1

10 km
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Aug 23, 2017 09:16
5 years ago
4.1

39 km
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12 years ago
4.1

20 km
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Oct 18, 2006 18:25
16 years ago
4.1

35 km
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Jul 7, 2003 15:08
20 years ago
4.1

10 km
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Jan 19, 2000 16:21
23 years ago
4.1

10 km
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2 days ago
4.0

19 km
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38 km
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35 years ago
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33 km
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1 day 13 hours ago
3.9

9.5 km
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2 days ago
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10 km
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8 days ago
3.9

10 km
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30 years ago
3.9

9 km
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2 days ago
3.8

10 km
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3 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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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
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Oct 9, 2021 06:52
1 year 16 weeks ago
3.7

10.1 km
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Nov 18, 2018 14:22
4 years ago
3.7

8.6 km
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Apr 22, 2001 15:44
22 years ago
3.7

33 km
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30 years ago
3.7

10 km
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Jan 25, 2023 14:40
1 day 20 hours ago
3.6

9.7 km
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4 days ago
3.6

15 km
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Jan 20, 2023 15:14
7 days ago
3.6

18 km
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Jan 19, 2023 04:15
8 days ago
3.6

10 km
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9 days ago
3.6

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15 km
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19 km
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Jan 25, 2023 20:41
1 day 14 hours ago
3.5

16 km
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Jan 25, 2023 04:06
2 days ago
3.5

20 km
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Jan 23, 2023 15:28
4 days ago
3.5

10 km
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Jan 22, 2023 14:21
5 days ago
3.5

16 km
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Jan 18, 2023 23:29
8 days ago
3.5

10 km
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28 weeks ago
3.5

2 km
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Sep 22, 2021 02:24
1 year 18 weeks ago
3.5

17 km
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Mar 10, 2020 16:08
3 years ago
3.5

10 km
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Oct 8, 2017 11:48
5 years ago
3.5

19 km
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Jan 25, 2023 18:53
1 day 16 hours ago
3.4

19 km
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Jan 25, 2023 00:22
2 days ago
3.4

10 km
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Jan 22, 2023 13:56
5 days ago
3.4

10 km
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Sep 2, 2017 00:45
5 years ago
3.4

10 km
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Jan 25, 2023 12:09
1 day 22 hours ago
3.2

25 km
13km / 8miEastern Mediterranean, 99 km S of Żurrieq, MaltaMore
Aug 8, 2017 14:29
5 years ago
3.2

8.6 km
99km / 61mi44 km SE of Żabbar, MaltaMore
Jan 25, 2023 20:14
1 day 14 hours ago
3.1

16 km
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Jan 23, 2023 13:09
4 days ago
3.1

10 km
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Sep 27, 2021 00:14
1 year 17 weeks ago
3.1

38 km
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Oct 1, 2020 09:00
2 years ago
3.1

1.9 km
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Sep 30, 2020 02:51
2 years ago
3.1

3.5 km
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Mar 28, 2020 00:26
3 years ago
3.1

10 km
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Oct 2, 2017 07:33
5 years ago
3.1

65 km
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Apr 9, 2016 04:55
7 years ago
3.1

30 km
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Dec 27, 2022 18:02
4 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
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Sep 27, 2021 02:27
1 year 17 weeks ago
3.0

27 km
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Sep 27, 2021 00:00
1 year 17 weeks ago
3.0

20 km
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Oct 31, 2020 20:04
2 years ago
3.0

2.4 km
92km / 57mi21 km SW of Żurrieq, MaltaMore
Oct 1, 2020 03:45
2 years ago
3.0

27 km
84km / 52mi27 km S of Żurrieq, MaltaMore
May 12, 2018 14:04
5 years ago
3.0

10 km
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Sep 6, 2017 01:52
5 years ago
3.0

10 km
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Jan 25, 2023 11:57
1 day 23 hours ago
2.9

23 km
11km / 7miEastern Mediterranean, MaltaMore
Aug 30, 2017 16:29
5 years ago
2.9

12 km
94km / 58mi51 km SE of Żabbar, MaltaMore
Jun 28, 2006 19:39
17 years ago
2.9

10 km
51km / 32mi73 km S of Qormi, MaltaMore
Aug 1, 2018 23:19
4 years ago
2.6

38 km
52km / 32miEastern Mediterranean, 142 km SW of Valleta, Valletta, MaltaMore
Feb 1, 2018 04:19
5 years ago
2.6

10 km
75km / 47mi82 km SW of Birkirkara, MaltaMore
Oct 3, 2017 14:34
5 years ago
2.4

31 km
86km / 54mi62 km SE of Marsaskala, MaltaMore
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