Earthquake with magnitude of mb 5.6 on date 20-05-2023 and time 04:09:56 (Italy) in region New Caledonia [Sea]

A magnitude mb 5.6 earthquake occured in region: New Caledonia [Sea], on

  • 20-05-2023 02:09:56 (UTC)
  • 20-05-2023 04:09:56 (UTC +02:00) Italian time
  • 20-05-2023 13:09:56 (UTC +11:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (Pacific/Noumea)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) -23.0060, 170.8900 at 19 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

Search earthquakes: Any within 30 km radius

The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

No Italian municipalities within 100 km from the epicenter with at least 50000 inhabitants.

Recent and historical seismicity
Seismic hazard
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
mb 5.6 2023-05-20
-23.0063 170.89 19 2023-05-20
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 117509871
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2023-05-20 02:09:56
Latitude -23.0063
Longitude 170.8900
Depth (km) 19 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin automatic
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV-A
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 117509871


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 22864
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 17558
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 265
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 18456.1
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 86.9067
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 2.29525
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 5.6
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 52
Type of magnitude mb
Reference to an origin 117509871
Agency INGV
Autore early-est_ee1.1.9
Time of creation (UTC) 2023-05-20 02:57:42
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
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