Magnitude 5.5 Occurred SE of Loyalty Islands

- Time: 2024-04-24 at 01:23:55 UTC
            2024-04-24 at 12:23:55 GMT-11
- Location: -22.81° LAT, 171.67° LON
- Magnitude: M5.5
- Depth: 10 km
- Provider: EMSC


Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 5.5 earthquake SE of the Loyalty Islands.

Quantectum’s model shows that it occurred in region associated with INCREASED and HIGH seismic hazard exposure (yellow and orange alert).


Picture 2: Picture showing increased and high seismic hazard exposures in earthquake's region.

The region of the earthquake has been under the influence of strongly active and potentially dangerous tectonic waves (D-waves). This D-wave was pointed out by Quantectum on April 22, 2024, here.

D-waves (D stands for Dangerous) are potentially dangerous tectonic waves due to the elevated seismic activity along these waves, including major seismic event and their contribution to the elevation of tectonic tractions (shear- and dynamic traction) in multiple regions worldwide.


Picture 3: D-wave that contributed to the earthquake-triggering in the Loyalty Islands.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far and no particular alert was issued.

 

* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

** The information provided is a product of Quantectum's own system, please tag Quantectum when sharing it. For more detailed information, contact us by email.

 

 

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