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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Marsaxlokk in Malta

Earthquake location 35.8305S, 14.5534WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Marsaxlokk in Malta. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000bk4u. Unique identifier: us1000bk4u. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:10:47 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/12/17 / 2017-12-01 22:10:47 / December 1, 2017 @ 10:10 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.27 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 14.5534° East, 35.8305° North, depth 11.27 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Malta (c. 403 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 11 km (7 miles) from Birkirkara (c. 21 700 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Qormi (c. 18 200 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Mosta (c. 17 800 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Żabbar (c. 15 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from San Pawl il-Baħar (c. 14 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lawrenz, Għarb, Żebbuġ (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 1 km SE of Marsaxlokk, Malta. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 14.5534° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8305° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SE of Marsaxlokk, Malta Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-01 22:10:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-03 22:26:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 17 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 145 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.024 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 243 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000bk4u Id of event.
Event Code 1000bk4u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bk4u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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