Earthquakes in the world on May 23, 2013 (M4.5 or more)

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Strong Earthquake May 23 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
USGS New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea May 23 23:33 5.0 55 MAP
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 23 23:33 5.1 46 MAP
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 23 23:33 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Iran May 23 22:45 5.1 10 MAP
GEOFON Southern Iran May 23 22:44 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Southern Iran May 23 22:44 5.1 9 MAP
EMSC Tonga May 23 21:16 5.0 118 MAP
GEOFON Tonga Islands May 23 21:16 5.4 151 MAP
USGS Tonga May 23 21:15 5.0 153 MAP
GEONET White Island May 23 21:11 5.5 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
WCATWC Tonga Islands May 23 21:08 6.5 142 MAP
GEOFON Tonga Islands May 23 21:07 6.3 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Agat - Got a little rumble around here.
  • Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga - 10:09 am local time, swaying of lights, mild wobbly shake.
  • Liahona - Low rumbling sound, accompanied by strong shaking at 6:10 am Tonga time. Also, smaller tremor later in the morning at about 10:30 am.
  • Nuku'alofa - My first morning on holidays in Nuku'alofa at 0610, I felt my bed shake from side to side. Later at about 9 I felt the same side to side shaking but not as severe as the first. I did not feel the one later in the day.
  • EMSC Tonga May 23 21:07 6.3 92 MAP
    USGS Tonga May 23 21:07 6.5 144 MAP
    USGS Tonga May 23 21:07 6.3 154 MAP
    EMSC Northern Algeria May 23 20:03 4.6 60 MAP
  • Welad Fayet Algiers - Light shaking last for 1 or 2 min at 17:02
  • PTWC South Of The Fiji Islands May 23 17:26 7.4 208 MAP
    GEONET Tolaga Bay May 23 17:25 6.1 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Te Araroa May 23 17:25 5.9 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mid-indian Ridge May 23 17:24 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Mid Indian Ridge May 23 17:24 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS South Of The Fiji Islands May 23 17:19 7.4 171 MAP
    GEOFON South Of Fiji Islands May 23 17:19 7.4 165 MAP
    USGS South Of The Fiji Islands May 23 17:19 7.4 207 MAP
    EMSC South Of Fiji Islands May 23 17:19 7.4 153 MAP I Felt It INFO
    WCATWC South Of Fiji Islands May 23 17:19 7.4 206 MAP
    USGS Greece May 23 14:09 5.0 24 MAP
  • Rouda Village - Was sitting on balcony of apartment, felt shaking and saw building column flex, and heard rumble. Went outside for 10 minutes in case of another.
  • Nidri - Stod i en affär i Nidri när hela golvet började gunga rejält. Trodde först att det var en konstig vind då dörrarna började slå och skaka men sedan flyttade sig golvet.
  • Syvota Lefkada - minor very short tremors; felt three today, the first perhaps ca 1500 local time, the second two within half an hour of each other around around 1900 local time, i.e. ca 1700 GMT
  • Athens, GREECE - Hey, Hello there. There wasn't an earthquake in this location. This report is mistaken probably by a P-wave detector that "caught" thw Fiji 7.4 R with the expected 18 min delay ...
  • Nidri - Stod utanför hotellet och hörde en smäll, sen såg man hela hotelllbyggnaden svajja!
  • GEOFON Greece May 23 14:09 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece May 23 14:09 4.8 2 MAP
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 23 10:47 4.6 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Celebes Sea May 23 09:29 4.8 256 MAP
    GEOFON Celebes Sea May 23 09:29 4.6 259 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Celebes Sea May 23 09:29 4.9 260 MAP
    USGS Crete, Greece May 23 04:00 4.7 37 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 23 04:00 4.7 26 MAP
    GEOFON Crete, Greece May 23 04:00 4.7 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Kamchatka May 23 03:55 4.7 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Kamchatka May 23 03:55 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Northeast Of Taiwan May 23 01:30 4.9 113 MAP
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan May 23 01:30 4.8 124 MAP
    GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan May 23 01:30 4.7 102 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tarapaca, Chile May 23 00:14 4.8 138 MAP
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 23 00:14 5.0 137 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGS - EMSC - GFZ - GEONET (New Zealand only)

    Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

    Near East Coast Of Kamchatka May 22 20:55 PM M 4.9 Depth 74 km

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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