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Originally posted by PuterMan
reply to post by mugger
Strange you should post that just as I was coming on to post these, which are not significant but which i found interesting.
2011-04-24 09:25:29, 35.940, 14.830, 3.4, 1.0, Malta Region
2011-04-24 09:21:20, 35.960, 14.820, 3.6, 2.0, Malta Region
Heineken partying heavily? No, they are actually off the coast of Malta in the flat plateau that leads from the Sicily-Malta escarpment towards the island of Malta.
As far as my lists go these are the only quakes in this area (Malta) in the last 2 years.
Earthquake damage in Malta and Gozo
December 10, 1542: Some one-floor dwellings collapsed.
January 11, 1693: The most damaging earthquake known to date. Mdina cathedral suffered partial collapse and many buildings in the old city were seriously damaged. Reports say that all houses in Valletta needed repair, and some churches collapsed. Inhabitants spent nights outside their homes.
February 20, 1743: Several churches damaged; many sections of hills in Gozo crumbled.
October 12, 1856: Almost all houses in Valletta, and many houses in other villages and Gozo sustained serious cracks to their walls. Many church domes were damaged. References to collapse of a chapel on Filfla.
August 27, 1886: The Court of Justice in Valletta, some churches and many buildings are damaged.
September 30, 1911: Many houses suffer significant damage. Several rural constructions destroyed. Major cracks appear in domes and steeples of several churches as well as the walls of several public buildings in Victoria. Some landslides reported. In Gozo, everybody abandons their homes.
September 18, 1923: Cracks in church domes and walls of several buildings. Majority of people rush onto the streets.
The impact of a tremor depends on its epicentre. However, Dr Galea said a tremor higher than six on the Richter scale in Malta was unlikely.
Still, the area around the island is moderately active, with up to 10 shakes a month sometimes recorded at the seismic unit.
2011-04-24 13:02:14, 35.900, 14.820, 4.1, 10.0, Malta Region
2011-04-24 09:25:28, 35.813, 14.885, 3.5, 19.9, Malta Region
2011-04-24 09:21:21, 35.930, 14.840, 3.5, 10.0, Malta Region