Seismic activity has been recorded off the Libyan coast, Libya's Centre for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences said on Tuesday.

According to the centre, the activity erupted on the border of a rift between two African and European/Asian plates.

The centre said its team used seismic data collected from relevant international organizations as Libya's seismological network stopped providing service years ago.

On January 18, global monitoring stations recorded a 5.1 magnitude tremor in the middle of the Mediterranean at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.

The quake did not cause any damage, but a weak shaking was felt in several parts of coastal cities west of Libya, including Tripoli, located 245 km from the epicenter.