A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Sliema in Malta on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004e9g. Unique identifier: us10004e9g. The temblor was detected at 18:01:30 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 14.7517° East, latitude 36.2027° North, depth = 14.36 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 17:01:30 / January 13, 2016 @ 5:01 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.36 km (9 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Avola, Vittoria, Comiso. The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Ragusa (c. 61 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vittoria (c. 50 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Modica (c. 41 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Avola (c. 28 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Comiso (c. 26 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Birkirkara (c. 21 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop), Malta (c. 403 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 39 km NE of Sliema, Malta. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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