Latest earthquakes near West Papua, Indonesia today

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List of latest earthquakes near West Papua.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 19, 2024 15:24
(Jayapura)
M 3.1 94 km SE
from Manokwari
Jul 18, 2024 01:10
(Jayapura)
M 3.2 232 km NW
from Sorong
Jul 13, 2024 22:41
(Jayapura)
M 2.9 257 km E
from Manokwari
Jul 10, 2024 07:18
(Jayapura)
M 3.4 192 km E
from Manokwari
Jul 8, 2024 15:19
(Jayapura)
M 3.2 47 km SW
from Manokwari
Jul 8, 2024 09:43
(Jayapura)
M 3.3 108 km NW
from Sorong
Jul 7, 2024 03:40
(Jayapura)
M 4.2 30 km SE
from Manokwari
Jul 3, 2024 20:06
(Jayapura)
M 3.7 34 km NNW
from Manokwari
Jul 2, 2024 03:28
(Jayapura)
M 4.4 233 km S
from Manokwari
Jun 30, 2024 04:16
(Jayapura)
M 4.4 248 km SSW
from Sorong
Jun 30, 2024 04:16
(Jayapura)
M 4.6 249 km SW
from Sorong
Jun 28, 2024 15:57
(Jayapura)
M 3.0 279 km SW
from Sorong
Jun 27, 2024 01:49
(Jayapura)
M 4.2 286 km SE
from Sorong
Jun 27, 2024 01:20
(Jayapura)
M 2.6 246 km SE
from Sorong
Jun 27, 2024 01:10
(Jayapura)
M 4.4 236 km SE
from Sorong
Jun 26, 2024 06:25
(Jayapura)
M 4.6 262 km SSW
from Sorong
Jun 26, 2024 06:00
(Jayapura)
M 3.5 245 km SSW
from Sorong
Jun 22, 2024 19:17
(Jayapura)
M 3.2 274 km SW
from Sorong
Jun 22, 2024 18:56
(Jayapura)
M 4.5 288 km SW
from Sorong
Jun 22, 2024 18:24
(Jayapura)
M 4.8 290 km SW
from Sorong
Jun 22, 2024 18:13
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 277 km SW
from Sorong
Jun 22, 2024 18:13
(Jayapura)
M 4.5 289 km SW
from Sorong
Jun 22, 2024 18:11
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 269 km SW
from Sorong
Jun 22, 2024 18:04
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 236 km ENE
from Manokwari
Jun 21, 2024 13:56
(Jayapura)
M 2.6 83 km ENE
from Sorong

Map of Latest Earthquakes near West Papua

Recent West Papua Earthquake News

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West Papua Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
85 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.1
Jul 19, 2024 15:24

Average

A total of 850 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of West Papua, Indonesia in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 85 earthquakes per year, or 7 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near West Papua roughly every 4 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near West Papua in 2020. A total of 120 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of West Papua that year. The strongest had a 5.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of West Papua in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near West 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 West Papua (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 783 92.12%
Mag. 5 65 7.65%
Mag. 6 2 0.24%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near West Papua

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.6
On Sep 25, 2015 00:53.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.9
On Sep 12, 1979 14:17.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near West Papua occurred on Sep 25, 2015 00:53 local time (Asia/Jayapura timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.6 and struck 29 kilometers (18 mi) north of Sorong, at a depth of 18 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near West Papua in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.9 earthquake struck on Sep 12, 1979 14:17, 238 kilometers (148 mi) north of Manokwari. It is the strongest earthquake near West 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 West 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 West Papua.

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List of strongest earthquakes near West Papua.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Sep 25, 2015 00:53
(Jayapura)
M 6.6 29 km N
from Sorong
May 6, 2024 03:33
(Jayapura)
M 6.1 273 km S
from Sorong
Apr 9, 2024 09:02
(Jayapura)
M 5.9 101 km SSE
from Manokwari
Dec 28, 2018 12:03
(Jayapura)
M 5.8 65 km S
from Manokwari
May 27, 2015 01:42
(Jayapura)
M 5.8 195 km ENE
from Manokwari
Feb 12, 2017 18:32
(Jayapura)
M 5.6 160 km SE
from Sorong
Mar 8, 2018 12:51
(Jayapura)
M 5.6 276 km S
from Sorong
Feb 8, 2020 15:36
(Jayapura)
M 5.6 266 km SSW
from Sorong
Feb 16, 2020 08:00
(Jayapura)
M 5.6 275 km S
from Sorong
Mar 27, 2020 23:32
(Jayapura)
M 5.6 127 km NNW
from Manokwari

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near West Papua

Earthquakes by city in West Papua

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in West Papua, Indonesia?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near West Papua on the afternoon of July 19, 2024 at 15:24 local time (Asia/Jayapura). The center of this earthquake was located 94km south-east of Manokwari at a depth of 10km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near West Papua, Indonesia in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near West Papua, Indonesia?

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit near West Papua on the afternoon of September 12, 1979 at 14:17 local time (Asia/Jayapura). The center of this earthquake was located 238km east-southeast of Manokwari at a depth of 5km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near West Papua since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near West Papua, Indonesia?

In the past 10 years, 850 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from West Papua. This averages to 85 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 4 days.