Tremor strikes near Maltese islands

March 24, 2012MALTA A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was registered in Libyan waters at 10.28 am yesterday, and felt in Gozo. According to the University of Malta Seismic Monitoring and Research Unit, its epicenter was 177km southwest of Malta. Other seismic activity was recorded in Crete, on Thursday. The Italian website, also reported the tremor, although the information it gave was different to that officially issued. It said the earthquake’s epicentre was in Gozo and that it had a magnitude of 2.9 on the Richter Scale. According to the same website, the tremor was felt in Gozo. No damage was caused. The last significant seismic activity in Malta, was recorded over the weekend of 23 and 24 April, last year. A series of five earth tremors, with the first occurring at around midnight, were felt in various localities in Malta and people reported objects moving on the shelves. The tremors had a magnitude of between 2.5 and 4.0. –The Independent
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4 Responses to Tremor strikes near Maltese islands

  1. streams13 says:

    Alvin, thank you for posting such good maps. I genuinely think they are an improvement on the site. 🙂 Perhaps you should charge tuition for all you are teaching here!
    “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof…” Psalm 24:1
    You have helped me to learn much about My Father’s world. Just by reading here, I am learning geography, geology, climatology, astronomy, meteorology, hydrology, vulcanology— wow! Thanks, Alvin!
    God bless you!


  2. DORA says:

    interesting. my family and i felt 2 large tremors and 1 small one on the gozo ferry whist we were just about going to leave the boat that arrived in malta. we were quite shocked. it was on sunday at around 11;30/ 12;00. what was that, was it an tremor?? do they happen on the sea? Thanks 🙂


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