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Matthew Agius
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Matthew R. Agius

BSc(Hons)(Melit.), MSc(Melit.), PhD(Dubl.)
Research Support Officer III
Dipartiment tal-Ġeoxjenza
Fakultà tax-Xjenza
L-Università ta' Malta

Research interest 

  • Automated detection and location of earthquakes (single station)
  • Surface waves, ambient noise, anisotropy
  • Lithospheric dynamics (Tibet, Mediterranean)
  • Seismicity in the central Mediterranean
  • Seismic networks
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Earthquake cataloging


In preparation

  • Agius, M. R. & Lebedev S. Multi-layered azimuthal anisotropy and crustal and mantle deformation beneath Tibet. In preparation.
  • Agius, M. R., Galea, P., and D'Amico, S. The seismic bulletin of the Maltese Islands and the surrounding region (Sicily Channel): 1995-2014. In preparation.
  • Agius, M. R., Galea, P., and D'Amico, S. The Malta Seismic Network: A new, real-time, broadband network in the Central Mediterranean. In preparation.

In peer-reviewed journals


2014 – present Young Scientist representative of the European Geosciences Union Seismology Division
2010 – 2011  President of the Digital Arts Society, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
2010 Member of the organising committee for the Observatories and Research Facilities for European Seismology (ORFEUS) workshop in Ireland.
2006 Member of the organising committee for the Reduction of Earthquake Losses in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (RELEMR) meeting in Malta.
2003 – 2004 Founding member of the Science Student Society (S3) (


2014 – present Launch of the EGU Seismology Division Facebook fan page.
2013 – present Seismoblog – a blog dedicated to the young seismologists of the European Geosciences Union.
2013 – present Quake Watch – a monthly seismic report published on the Sunday Times of Malta.
2009 – 2012  Participation in the Seismology in Schools programme run by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
2009 – 2012 Participation in the annual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Ireland.
2007 Launch of the Seismic Monitoring and Research Unit (SMRU) website:
Last Updated: 20 June 2018

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