A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Nadur in Malta. Unique identifier: us70005sc2. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005sc2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/10/19 / 2019-10-08 20:24:07 / October 8, 2019 @ 8:24 pm. Exact location, longitude 14.3071° East, latitude 36.1272° North, depth = 10 km. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:24:07 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop), Malta (c. 403 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Scicli, Santa Croce Camerina, Birżebbuġa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Birkirkara (c. 21 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Qormi (c. 18 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mosta (c. 17 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Scicli (c. 16 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Żabbar (c. 15 000 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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