Latest earthquakes near Norfolk Island today
Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near the country Norfolk Island, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in Norfolk Island? If an earthquake is happening right now near Norfolk Island, it will show up within minutes.
|Date and Time||Magnitude||Location|
|May 19, 2023 13:57
|M 7.7||707 km NNE
|Jan 17, 2019 02:35
|M 4.3||186 km WSW
|May 26, 2016 14:12
|M 4.6||71 km NW
Map of Latest Earthquakes near Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island Earthquake Statistics
A total of 2 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Norfolk Island in the past 10 years.
The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Norfolk Island in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or above have occurred near Norfolk Island 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.
Strongest earthquakes near Norfolk Island
The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Norfolk Island occurred on May 26, 2016 14:12 local time (Pacific/Norfolk timezone). It had a magnitude of 4.6 and struck 71 kilometers (44 mi) north-west of Kingston, at a depth of 17 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Norfolk Island in the list below.
A longer time ago, a MAG-6.5 earthquake struck on May 20, 1960 22:42, 71 kilometers (44 mi) north-west of Kingston. It is the strongest earthquake near Norfolk Island in the past 123 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).
In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Norfolk Island 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 Norfolk Island.
Earthquakes by region of Norfolk Island
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Frequently Asked Questions
These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Norfolk Island.
When was the last earthquake in Norfolk Island?
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Norfolk Island on the afternoon of May 19, 2023 at 13:57 local time (Pacific/Norfolk). The center of this earthquake was located 707km north-northeast of Kingston at a depth of 18km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Norfolk Island in the past hours.
What was the strongest earthquake near Norfolk Island?
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Norfolk Island on the evening of May 20, 1960 at 22:42 local time (Pacific/Norfolk). The center of this earthquake was located 71km north-northwest of Kingston at a depth of 15km under water in the Coral Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Norfolk Island since the year 1900.
How often do earthquakes occur near Norfolk Island?
In the past 10 years, 2 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Norfolk Island. This averages to 0 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1825 days.