A light earthquake in Sicily was felt in parts of Malta on Tuesday night.

Readers reported feeling the ground shake at about 9.27pm. There were no reports of injuries or damages.

The movement, marking 4.6 on the Richter scale, was recorded by the University of Malta's seismic research unit, which said the earthquake originated in south-west Sicily. 

Italy's national geophysics institute said the earthquake epicentre was traced to between Ragusa and Caltanissetta at around 30km below the earth's surface. 

The tremor was felt across Sicily, with many reporting that the quake lasted a couple of seconds and shook their houses. In Malta, many reported feeling a slight shake, while others described it as more of a "rumble". 

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