Another magnitude-five earthquake strikes 100km south of Malta in zone that has experienced intense seismic activity over past week
A magnitude-five earthquake to the south of Malta
was felt across the islands on Tuesday evening followed by two smaller aftershocks
The earthquake, which measured 5.2 on the Richter Scale
struck some 100km south of Malta at 9:25pm
the Seismic Monitoring and Research Group (SMRG) of the University of Malta said
The SMRG also recorded two smaller quakes measuring 4.3 and 3.6 on the Richter Scale at 10:42pm and 11:10pm respectively
The main earthquake was felt across many parts of the islands with some people reporting rattling glass panes and sliding furniture
The earthquakes occurred in a zone between Malta and Libya that has experienced intense seismic activity over the past week.
On Monday, another 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit the same zone at 11:38am, followed by a minor tremor four minutes later.