• Ryan Calleja Urry

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Reportedly Felt By Many In Malta Last Night 🤔

Hold on tight! 😳

Last night at around 2 am, a small earthquake was reportedly felt by many around the island, with residents from St.Pauls Bay, Valletta, Kalkara, Xgħajra, Għargħur and Gżira all saying they noticed the tremors.

According to the SMRG ( Seismic Monitoring and Research Group ) who are based at the University of Malta, an earthquake of magnitude 5.7 was recorded in the Ionian Sea, which is located about 490km east of the Maltese Islands - towards the Southwest of Greece.

Normally, earthquakes with magnitude 5 - 5.9 are known to cause some form of damage, whether it be to furniture or by damaging certain poorly constructed buildings.

Luckily for us, this one was pretty far out, so only tremors were felt 🙌

"There are between 1,000 - 1,500 earthquakes of this strength happening worldwide every year, so you have nothing to worry about"

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