Earthquake with magnitude of mb 4.6 on date 13-05-2020 and time 19:03:46 (Italy) in region Malta [Sea]

A magnitude mb 4.6 earthquake occured in region: Malta [Sea], on

  • 13-05-2020 17:03:46 (UTC)
  • 13-05-2020 19:03:46 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 35.21, 15.24 at 10 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

Search earthquakes: Any within 30 km radius

The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

No Italian municipalities within 100 km from the epicenter with at least 50000 inhabitants.

Recent and historical seismicity
Seismic hazard
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
mb 4.6 2020-05-13
35.21 15.24 10 2020-05-15
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 79156781
ML 4.3 2020-05-13
34.35 15.38 140 2020-05-13
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 79107901
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-05-13 17:03:46
Latitude 35.21
Longitude 15.24
Depth (km) 10 ± 3 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 79156781


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description horizontal uncertainty
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi)
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 7000
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 231
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec)
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitudes information


Field Value
Value 4.3
Uncertainty 0.4
Num. used stations 37
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 79107901
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-05-13 17:30:11


Field Value
Value 4.6
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude mb
Reference to an origin 79156781
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-05-15 12:37:36
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Type Description Link
QuakeML - small Event, Origin, FocalMechanism Download
QuakeML - full Event, Origin, FocalMechanism, Amplitude, Arrival, Pick, Station Magnitude Download