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.