Latest earthquakes near West Papua, Indonesia today

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List of latest earthquakes near West Papua.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 14, 2024 08:46
(Jayapura)
M 4.1 292 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 14, 2024 06:45
(Jayapura)
M 3.5 293 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 14, 2024 06:30
(Jayapura)
M 3.5 296 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 13, 2024 11:20
(Jayapura)
M 3.2 296 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 13, 2024 10:51
(Jayapura)
M 3.5 293 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 13, 2024 10:49
(Jayapura)
M 3.7 292 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 13, 2024 10:37
(Jayapura)
M 3.0 296 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 13, 2024 09:24
(Jayapura)
M 4.4 278 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 13, 2024 06:54
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 293 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 13, 2024 06:46
(Jayapura)
M 2.8 89 km SE
from Manokwari
Apr 13, 2024 05:09
(Jayapura)
M 3.1 89 km SE
from Manokwari
Apr 12, 2024 20:22
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 297 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 12, 2024 03:15
(Jayapura)
M 2.6 296 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 12, 2024 03:02
(Jayapura)
M 2.8 297 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 12, 2024 02:08
(Jayapura)
M 3.3 290 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 12, 2024 02:04
(Jayapura)
M 3.5 292 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 12, 2024 01:46
(Jayapura)
M 4.1 296 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 12, 2024 01:26
(Jayapura)
M 2.8 297 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 12, 2024 01:18
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 293 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 12, 2024 01:00
(Jayapura)
M 3.1 295 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 12, 2024 00:50
(Jayapura)
M 4.9 296 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 11, 2024 20:41
(Jayapura)
M 3.3 92 km SE
from Manokwari
Apr 11, 2024 20:24
(Jayapura)
M 2.8 93 km SE
from Manokwari
Apr 11, 2024 19:39
(Jayapura)
M 2.7 295 km SW
from Sorong
Apr 11, 2024 19:29
(Jayapura)
M 4.1 292 km SW
from Sorong

Map of Latest Earthquakes near West Papua

Recent West Papua Earthquake News

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West Papua Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
83 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.1
Apr 14, 2024 08:46

Average

A total of 836 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 83 earthquakes per year, or 6 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. 4 772 92.34%
Mag. 5 62 7.42%
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
Apr 9, 2024 09:02
(Jayapura)
M 6.0 100 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 8, 2020 15:36
(Jayapura)
M 5.6 266 km SSW
from Sorong
Mar 27, 2020 23:32
(Jayapura)
M 5.6 127 km NNW
from Manokwari
Mar 8, 2018 12:51
(Jayapura)
M 5.6 276 km S
from Sorong
Feb 12, 2017 18:32
(Jayapura)
M 5.6 160 km SE
from Sorong
Feb 16, 2020 08:00
(Jayapura)
M 5.6 275 km S
from Sorong
Apr 17, 2018 11:52
(Jayapura)
M 5.5 294 km S
from Sorong

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 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit near West Papua on the morning of April 14, 2024 at 08:46 local time (Asia/Jayapura). The center of this earthquake was located 292km southwest of Sorong at a depth of 10km under land. 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, 836 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from West Papua. This averages to 84 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 4 days.