Latest earthquakes in Europe

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The list below shows the last 60 earthquakes in Europe as reported by the most  important seismological agencies.
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Southern Italy Aug 21 04:28 2.2 20 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Azores-cape St. Vincent Ridge Aug 21 01:55 2.0 31 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Crete, Greece Aug 20 23:42 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Adriatic Sea Aug 20 20:03 2.4 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central Italy Aug 20 19:24 2.8 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 20 19:11 2.2 11 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey Aug 20 15:32 2.5 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Aug 20 13:52 2.6 62 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey Aug 20 13:52 3.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Aegean Sea Aug 20 13:10 2.6 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Greece Aug 20 10:40 2.1 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey Aug 20 10:29 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
EMSC France Aug 20 09:15 2.6 4 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Portugal Aug 20 09:03 2.2 7 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Albania Aug 20 07:38 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Aug 20 06:56 1.5 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central Italy Aug 20 05:49 2.1 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Albania Aug 20 05:31 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Poland Aug 20 04:12 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Poland Aug 20 04:12 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 20 02:07 2.1 120 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Bulgaria Aug 20 01:29 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 19 23:29 2.2 135 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central Italy Aug 19 22:35 2.2 27 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Aug 19 22:17 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Aug 19 19:22 3.0 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Aug 19 18:36 2.6 12 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 19 17:04 3.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Slovenia Aug 19 16:45 2.4 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey Aug 19 16:00 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey Aug 19 15:34 3.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Aug 19 15:29 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Italy Aug 19 15:06 2.8 41 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Spain Aug 19 14:50 2.8 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Puerto Serrano, Spain Aug 19 13:38 4.5 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Strait Of Gibraltar Aug 19 13:38 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Spain Aug 19 13:38 4.3 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • El Gastor - Slight wobble of chair felt whilst sitting in it (via emsc)
  • Huelva - Ho notato 2 piccole oscillazioni mentre ero sdraiato sul divano. Vivo all11' piano
  • Fuingirola - At around 3.30 this afternoon Tuesday 19th August 2014 9 floors up felt shaking in the apartment it lasted for about 10 secs. No damage that I could see and no other effects..
  • EMSC Western Turkey Aug 19 13:12 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 19 12:54 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Aug 19 11:36 3.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 19 09:59 2.7 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Aug 19 09:32 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Aug 19 09:26 2.7 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania Aug 19 09:18 2.5 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Aug 19 09:15 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Aug 19 09:04 3.9 142 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Albania Aug 19 08:37 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 19 08:14 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 19 07:30 2.8 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 19 05:15 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 19 05:15 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Aegean Sea Aug 19 04:59 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Aug 19 04:19 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Switzerland Aug 19 03:47 2.0 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Aug 19 03:11 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Madeira Islands, Portugal Region Aug 19 02:33 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 19 01:47 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Aug 19 00:36 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Italy Aug 19 00:29 2.3 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania Aug 18 23:46 2.2 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 18 22:54 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Aug 18 21:57 2.3 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Aug 18 21:29 2.8 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Aug 18 21:27 2.9 21 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 18 20:54 2.1 135 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 18 20:25 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 18 18:35 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 18 15:19 2.2 122 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Greece Aug 18 14:06 2.5 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Greece Aug 18 13:53 2.3 17 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Aug 18 11:26 2.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Albania Aug 18 10:48 2.8 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania Aug 18 10:46 3.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 18 10:30 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Aug 18 10:18 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Aug 18 10:02 2.1 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Aug 18 09:00 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 18 08:16 2.7 146 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bosnia And Herzegovina Aug 18 07:48 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Aug 18 05:09 2.6 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Aug 18 04:11 2.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Aug 18 03:22 2.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Iraq Aug 18 03:02 4.2 250 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Iraq Aug 18 03:02 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near South Coast Of France Aug 18 02:38 2.7 202 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Syria Aug 18 02:02 3.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 18 01:30 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 17 22:04 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 17 21:27 2.2 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 17 19:41 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Pyrenees Aug 17 18:52 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Aug 17 16:57 2.6 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Aug 17 16:53 3.0 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Aug 17 16:44 2.8 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Aug 17 16:43 3.2 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 17 15:47 2.7 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 17 15:04 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy Aug 17 10:34 2.0 21 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 17 09:35 2.7 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy Aug 17 06:24 2.3 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 17 06:15 2.5 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 17 06:09 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 17 04:19 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 17 03:54 2.4 177 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy Aug 17 03:24 2.3 37 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 17 00:27 2.9 318 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bulgaria Aug 16 22:42 2.4 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Greece Aug 16 22:40 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 16 18:19 2.5 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Aug 16 18:04 2.9 31 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 16 15:43 2.5 129 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Adriatic Sea Aug 16 15:13 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Aug 16 14:27 2.0 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Turkey Aug 16 13:44 2.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 16 11:52 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 16 09:33 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 16 08:09 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 16 07:38 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Italy Aug 16 05:30 2.6 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 16 05:00 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region Aug 16 04:20 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Aug 16 01:47 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Aug 16 01:36 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Aug 16 01:14 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 15 22:39 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Turkey Aug 15 21:39 2.9 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 15 20:16 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Aug 15 19:21 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 15 15:40 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 15 15:24 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Aug 15 15:10 3.3 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 15 13:45 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Aug 15 13:44 2.5 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Turkey Aug 15 12:33 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Aug 15 10:06 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 15 08:49 2.1 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 15 07:24 2.5 20 MAP I Felt It
  • TORBA - Funny wake up. First timer ever. Rumbling sound as if something exploded in the neighborhood. Then back to sleep.
  • EMSC Western Turkey Aug 15 06:43 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 15 05:46 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kos, Greece Aug 15 04:00 4.2 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Aug 15 04:00 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bodrum - Walls have moved and we immediately understood that's a earthquake but very short not even time to run to the door. All look fine and life going back to its normal way in the hotel where we stay for vaccation. We noticed that welost TV signal few seconds before the event..
  • Gumbet - Lichte schokken in Gumbet bij Bodrum
  • Torba - We werden wakker geschud in bed.
  • bodrum - Secousse modérée de 2 sec à 7h02
  • Bodrum - 7 am local. Felt likes very large and very prolonged truck drove past. On ground floor.
  • Gumbet - Dat noem ik nog eens wakker schudden. Rond 07:00 werden wij letterlijk uit on bed geschud. Geschrokken maar geen schade o.i.d.
  • Gümbet - Ik zat op de bank en voelde een sterk beven vlak onder mij en de salon tafel begon erg te trillen en er was ook een geluid van onder mij, geen schade.
  • Gümbet - Ik zat op de bank en voelde een sterk beven onder mij en de salon tafel begon erg te trillen, er was ook een hard geluid onder mij, geen schade.Daarna nog twee keer een lichte beving.
  • Bitez - House shaking quite substantially for 5 seconds. No damage.
  • Bitez - Building shook for about two seconds.
  • Bodrum - Nice wake up call this morning, no need for an alarm .... We were shaking out of the bed this morning....
  • Bodrum - We awake because off noise and shaking of the bed in our hotel. It was more then just a noise
  • Gumbet - Was sat on the balcony and all of a sudden there was a loud rumbling then shaking this lasted about 4 seconds. People ran out of their rooms as it was loud enough to wake them up.
  • Nesseba - Wir waren am Strand in der Party Hütte als der Dy die Musik ausmachte und sagte alle sofort raus ein Erdbeben kommt auf uns zu. Wenig später spürten wir ein leichtes schütteln
  • Turkbuku - Awoke this morning with a rumbling sound and then shaking for a few seconds. It then stopped. Thankfully, there were no damages and we returned back to sleep at our hotel.
  • Bitez - Rond 7 uur wedden wij wakker geschud en waren er ongeveer 20 Seconden trillingen, de ramen en bedden trilde
  • Bodrum - J était dans mon rêve ou le sol se met à bouger sa me réveille sa tremble quelque seconde et je me rendort dans la journée j ai transmis et mon père et ma soeur on eu la même sensation
  • Bbitez - The ground moved very slightly, but even from our hotel at the top of the hill there was a loud tumbling sound that sounded like a breed being moved. No damage however.
  • Bodrum - Il letto ha tremato ho sentito un sibilo molto intenso
  • Turgutreis - Ik werd vanochtend wakker doordat mijn bed schudde en de deuren lawaai maakten. Mijn gezin sliep rustig Door maar mijn hart klopte in mijn keel.
  • Torba - Felt as if a train was passing through the house, trembling for 7 seconds then everything returned to normal, felt a few very mild tremors an hour after
  • Bitez - Mild shaking of sunbed
  • Bodrum - I Wake up
  • Bodrum - I awas awakened by a sudden tremor that only lasted for two to three seconds at the most. The walls and bed of my hotel room trembled. After that I was kept awake for quite some time in case there were more replicas of it. Nothing more occurred and life went on normally the next day.
  • Bodrum - Om 7 uur schrokken mijn dochter en ik wakker van hevig schudden van de muren en vloer. Dit hield enkele seconden aan. We wisten dadelijk dat het om een aardbeving ging. Ook andere hotelgasten die op de eerste verdieping sliepen werden wakker en gingen even verontrust het gemeenschappelijk terras op. Toen bleek dat er geen vervolg op kwam, ging iedereen weer gerustgesteld naar zijn eigen kamer.
  • Gulluk - Very quick
  • Muğla - It honestly felt like 5-6 magnitude but it was like 4. and no damage was caused
  • EMSC Western Turkey Aug 15 04:00 4.0 1 MAP I Felt It
  • Bodrum - Om 7.00 uur wakker geworden van het waarnemen van trillingen alsof er een zware vrachtwagen langs reed. Gelukkig verder niets gebeurd. En geen paniek.
  • EMSC Central Turkey Aug 15 01:55 2.6 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Aug 14 20:28 2.5 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Azores Islands Region Aug 14 19:19 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 14 17:19 2.5 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 14 17:05 2.7 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 14 17:01 3.2 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bodrum - Loud bang and the house rumbled…nothing fell and no damage. Felt aftershocks throughout the morning.
  • Turgutreis - Gevoeld door mijn man en kastdeuren kraakten.
  • Turgutreis - Geen schade.
  • Bodrum - Le lit et les murs de notre hotel ont tremblés un très court instant dans la nuit. Nous avons été réveillés en sursaut mais très vite le calme est revenu. Il n'y a aucun dégât sur la côtés ou nous sommes
  • Gumbet - Very nice to wake up when my bed is shaking. But it was just two seconds.
  • Bodram - Woken up by bed shaking for approx 4 seconds. No damage to person or property
  • Bodrum - Woke me up
  • EMSC Romania Aug 14 17:01 2.3 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 14 16:28 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 14 13:07 2.0 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Aug 14 13:05 2.6 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Mediterranean Sea Aug 14 12:28 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Lardos, Greece Aug 14 12:28 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Aug 14 12:28 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Aug 14 12:11 3.2 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Greece Aug 14 10:12 3.1 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Greece Aug 14 10:08 3.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 14 10:02 2.9 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Aug 14 08:34 2.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Aug 14 08:27 2.8 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Aug 14 07:35 2.4 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Aug 14 07:22 2.7 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania Aug 14 06:08 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Italy Aug 14 05:12 2.2 17 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Italy Aug 14 05:03 3.1 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 14 03:39 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Aug 14 03:25 2.5 73 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Greece Aug 14 02:41 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Aug 14 01:39 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Aug 14 00:59 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Aug 14 00:59 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Aug 14 00:47 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania Aug 14 00:12 2.3 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near South Coast Of France Aug 14 00:09 2.6 300 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. Lorenzo says:

      Felt it in St.Paul’s Bay, Malta

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