Earthquake in Malta, shock of magnitude 5.5 also felt in Sicily

After yesterday’s 4.4 magnitude earthquake at 14.06, with its hypocenter in the Ionian Sea about 5 kilometers from Aci Castello, eastern Sicily returned to trembling last night. An event felt in the cities of the Ionian coast linked to a magnitude 5.5 shock recorded in Malta at 00.19.

The earthquake off the coast of Malta also felt in Sicily

Experts from the Ingv seismic room in Rome have located the hypocenter in the sea, several kilometers south-east of the Isola dei Cavalieri at a depth of 10 kilometers. The Civil Protection Department of the Sicilian Region confirms that the earthquake was also felt by the population in some Sicilian municipalities in the provinces of Ragusa, Syracuse and Catania. But there were no reports of damage. At the disposal of the general manager of the region, Salvo Cocina, after the new earthquake, the mayors and civil protection structures were alerted for any interventions and damage verification. As a precautionary measure, the coastal areas have been placed under observation for an unlikely tsunami. Also alert voluntary organizations.