Latest earthquakes near Papua, Indonesia today

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List of latest earthquakes near Papua.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 20, 2024 21:51
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 9 km NW
from Nabire
Jul 20, 2024 05:09
(Jayapura)
M 4.1 273 km WNW
from Jayapura
Jul 20, 2024 02:58
(Jayapura)
M 4.0 226 km SE
from Jayapura
Jul 19, 2024 15:49
(Jayapura)
M 4.4 196 km WSW
from Jayapura
Jul 19, 2024 15:24
(Jayapura)
M 3.1 228 km NNW
from Nabire
Jul 19, 2024 02:35
(Jayapura)
M 3.4 237 km SSW
from Jayapura
Jul 15, 2024 17:15
(Jayapura)
M 5.2 302 km ESE
from Jayapura
Jul 14, 2024 11:38
(Jayapura)
M 2.6 20 km WSW
from Jayapura
Jul 13, 2024 22:41
(Jayapura)
M 2.9 266 km NNE
from Nabire
Jul 13, 2024 05:58
(Jayapura)
M 3.1 57 km WSW
from Nabire
Jul 12, 2024 13:35
(Jayapura)
M 3.4 174 km SW
from Jayapura
Jul 10, 2024 07:18
(Jayapura)
M 3.4 294 km N
from Nabire
Jul 8, 2024 07:49
(Jayapura)
M 3.9 286 km WNW
from Jayapura
Jul 8, 2024 04:16
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 171 km W
from Jayapura
Jul 7, 2024 17:12
(Jayapura)
M 3.5 92 km SSW
from Jayapura
Jul 7, 2024 05:38
(Jayapura)
M 3.5 273 km NE
from Nabire
Jul 7, 2024 03:40
(Jayapura)
M 4.2 291 km NNW
from Nabire
Jul 6, 2024 22:31
(Jayapura)
M 3.4 257 km SSW
from Jayapura
Jul 6, 2024 22:12
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 261 km SSW
from Jayapura
Jul 4, 2024 21:54
(Jayapura)
M 4.0 275 km SSW
from Jayapura
Jul 3, 2024 22:27
(Jayapura)
M 3.9 29 km NNE
from Nabire
Jul 2, 2024 08:58
(Jayapura)
M 4.3 189 km SE
from Nabire
Jul 2, 2024 03:28
(Jayapura)
M 4.4 155 km WNW
from Nabire
Jun 30, 2024 02:57
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 220 km WSW
from Nabire
Jun 28, 2024 11:24
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 128 km WSW
from Jayapura

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Papua

Recent Papua Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Papua. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Papua and elsewhere.

Papua Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
223 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.6
Jul 20, 2024 21:51

Average

A total of 2235 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Papua, Indonesia in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 223 earthquakes per year, or 18 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Papua roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Papua in 2019. A total of 345 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Papua that year. The strongest had a 6.3 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Papua with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Papua in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Papua during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Papua (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2040 91.28%
Mag. 5 184 8.23%
Mag. 6 10 0.45%
Mag. 7 1 0.04%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Papua

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7
On Jul 28, 2015 06:41.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.2
On May 26, 1914 23:45.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Papua occurred on Jul 28, 2015 06:41 local time (Asia/Jayapura timezone). It had a magnitude of 7 and struck 244 kilometers (152 mi) west of Jayapura, at a depth of 48 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Papua in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.2 earthquake struck on May 26, 1914 23:45, 222 kilometers (138 mi) west of Nabire. It is the strongest earthquake near Papua in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Papua, Indonesia in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Papua.

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Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Papua.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 28, 2015 06:41
(Jayapura)
M 7.0 244 km W
from Jayapura
Dec 31, 2023 02:16
(Jayapura)
M 6.3 158 km WSW
from Jayapura
Jun 20, 2019 02:24
(Jayapura)
M 6.3 253 km W
from Jayapura
Sep 10, 2022 08:31
(Jayapura)
M 6.2 282 km W
from Jayapura
Sep 10, 2022 09:05
(Jayapura)
M 6.2 284 km W
from Jayapura
Jun 24, 2019 10:05
(Jayapura)
M 6.1 240 km W
from Jayapura
Dec 16, 2018 18:42
(Jayapura)
M 6.1 164 km SSW
from Jayapura
Jan 19, 2020 01:38
(Jayapura)
M 6.0 157 km WSW
from Jayapura
Sep 17, 2016 10:20
(Jayapura)
M 6.0 53 km NNW
from Jayapura
Nov 11, 2021 02:46
(Jayapura)
M 6.0 182 km SW
from Nabire

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Papua

Earthquakes by city in Papua

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Papua, Indonesia.

Use this regional Papua earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Abepura.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Papua.

When was the last earthquake in Papua, Indonesia?

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Papua on the evening of July 20, 2024 at 21:51 local time (Asia/Jayapura). The center of this earthquake was located 9km northwest of Nabire at a depth of 11km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Papua, Indonesia in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Papua, Indonesia?

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Papua on the evening of May 26, 1914 at 23:45 local time (Asia/Jayapura). The center of this earthquake was located 222km north-east of Nabire at a depth of 15km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Papua since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Papua, Indonesia?

In the past 10 years, 2235 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Papua. This averages to 224 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.