A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Żurrieq in Malta on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.32 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c2z5. Id of event: us6000c2z5. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:01:01 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 14.409° East, 35.6646° North, depth 10.32 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/20 / 2020-09-30 01:01:01 / September 30, 2020 @ 1:01 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Żebbuġ, Għarb, San Lawrenz (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Malta (c. 403 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Birkirkara (c. 21 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Qormi (c. 18 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mosta (c. 17 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Żabbar (c. 15 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Pawl il-Baħar (c. 14 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Saint John (c. 12 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 19 km SSW of Żurrieq, Malta. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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