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The seismic research unit within the University of Malta this afternoon at around 3:38PM picked up a minor earthquake which registered 2.2 magnitude on the Richter scale. No reports came in of anyone having felt this earthquake in Malta or Gozo nor were there any reports of damages.

A few days ago on the 16th May, we had reported that 10 minor earthquakes over Central Italy and Greece were registering within just an 11 hour time span. The map below shows these earthquakes plotted on a map depicted by a red spot according to their intensity.


source: emsc-csem.org

The largest of which registered 3.5 on the Richter scale and struck close to Greece. Luckily no injuries or reports of extensive property damages were registered so far, none of the earthquakes could have been felt from Malta. The other earthquakes are between a 2 to 3 intensity on the Richter Scale, some struck over Central Italy, others close to Greece and some over Adriatic Sea and close to Montenegro and Macedonia.