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The European Mediterranean Seismological Center announces that an earthquake was recorded northeast of the city of Tobruk

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Paris, September 20, 2023 (LANA) The European Mediterranean Seismological Center announced today, Wednesday, that an earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale was recorded in an area in the Mediterranean Sea, about 70 kilometers from the city of Tobruk in northeastern Libya.

The center said on its website that the earthquake, which was recorded at 03:33 a.m. Libya time, was 69 kilometers northeast of the coast of Tobruk, and at a depth of ten kilometers.

The earthquake was recorded at dawn today, Wednesday, Libya time, and its epicenter was 281 kilometers away from the Egyptian city of Marsa Matrouh, according to the center’s estimates published on its website.

This tremor was felt by residents of the eastern Libyan coast in the Qaara and Kambut regions, located 30 and 50 kilometers from Tobruk, respectively.