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

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1374600
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 -
Inserted at: 19 May 2023 03:49 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
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  
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (5), WMO (1), INFORM (2),