M 5.9 in New Caledonia on 19 May 2023 03:06 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 38.163 Km
Lat/Lon: -23.2101 , 170.7663
Event Date: 19 May 2023 03:06 UTC
19 May 2023 14:06 Local
Exposed Population: Few people affected in MMI -
Source: NEIC us6000kd1f
Inserted at: 19 May 2023 03:49 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
1.1 (New Caledonia)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000kd1f Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0  
  C2 shakemap 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1506329 0 19 May 2023 03:06 5.9M, 38.163km N/A N/A (in MMI>=VII) 00:42 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened off shore.

Radius Population
100 km no people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

More information

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