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List of latest earthquakes near Bougainville.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 27, 2024 12:51
(Bougainville)
M 5.3 89 km S
from Arawa
May 25, 2024 15:33
(Bougainville)
M 4.9 148 km WNW
from Arawa
May 16, 2024 14:39
(Bougainville)
M 4.4 65 km W
from Arawa
May 10, 2024 21:42
(Bougainville)
M 4.8 86 km SW
from Arawa
May 4, 2024 09:47
(Bougainville)
M 5.1 159 km WNW
from Arawa
May 2, 2024 03:40
(Bougainville)
M 4.5 220 km WNW
from Arawa
May 1, 2024 06:00
(Bougainville)
M 4.3 83 km SSE
from Arawa
Apr 25, 2024 16:58
(Bougainville)
M 4.8 112 km WSW
from Arawa
Apr 23, 2024 07:00
(Bougainville)
M 4.2 105 km SW
from Arawa
Apr 21, 2024 09:02
(Bougainville)
M 4.5 104 km SE
from Arawa
Apr 15, 2024 07:56
(Bougainville)
M 6.5 498 km W
from Arawa
Apr 13, 2024 11:44
(Bougainville)
M 4.4 209 km WNW
from Arawa
Apr 13, 2024 09:13
(Bougainville)
M 4.7 225 km WNW
from Arawa
Apr 11, 2024 12:52
(Bougainville)
M 4.1 172 km WNW
from Arawa
Apr 7, 2024 13:23
(Bougainville)
M 4.6 233 km WNW
from Arawa
Apr 7, 2024 13:23
(Bougainville)
M 4.6 233 km WNW
from Arawa
Apr 4, 2024 18:21
(Bougainville)
M 4.5 215 km NW
from Arawa
Apr 4, 2024 18:21
(Bougainville)
M 4.2 177 km WNW
from Arawa
Apr 4, 2024 02:36
(Bougainville)
M 4.4 295 km W
from Arawa
Apr 1, 2024 12:39
(Bougainville)
M 5.1 52 km W
from Arawa
Mar 31, 2024 19:53
(Bougainville)
M 4.3 132 km SSE
from Arawa
Mar 31, 2024 09:55
(Bougainville)
M 5.1 88 km W
from Arawa
Mar 28, 2024 09:23
(Bougainville)
M 4.6 273 km WNW
from Arawa
Mar 25, 2024 21:08
(Bougainville)
M 4.1 88 km SW
from Arawa
Mar 24, 2024 18:30
(Bougainville)
M 4.6 262 km WNW
from Arawa

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Recent Bougainville Earthquake News

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Bougainville Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
210 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5.3
May 27, 2024 12:51

Average

A total of 2106 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 210 earthquakes per year, or 17 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Bougainville roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Bougainville in 2014. A total of 822 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Bougainville that year. The strongest had a 7.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Bougainville in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Bougainville 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 Bougainville (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1816 86.23%
Mag. 5 273 12.96%
Mag. 6 14 0.66%
Mag. 7 3 0.14%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Bougainville

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.9
On Dec 17, 2016 21:51.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.2
On May 7, 1919 05:41.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Bougainville occurred on Dec 17, 2016 21:51 local time (Pacific/Bougainville timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.9 and struck 297 kilometers (185 mi) north-west of Arawa, at a depth of 95 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Bougainville in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.2 earthquake struck on May 7, 1919 05:41, 246 kilometers (153 mi) north-west of Arawa. It is the strongest earthquake near Bougainville 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 Bougainville, Papua New Guinea 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 Bougainville.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Bougainville.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Dec 17, 2016 21:51
(Bougainville)
M 7.9 297 km NW
from Arawa
Jan 22, 2017 15:30
(Bougainville)
M 7.9 44 km W
from Arawa
May 7, 2015 18:10
(Bougainville)
M 7.1 156 km SW
from Arawa
Dec 7, 2014 11:22
(Bougainville)
M 6.6 126 km WSW
from Arawa
Feb 9, 2016 03:19
(Bougainville)
M 6.4 101 km WSW
from Arawa
Oct 14, 2022 09:20
(Bougainville)
M 6.4 270 km NW
from Arawa
Dec 17, 2016 22:27
(Bougainville)
M 6.3 183 km WNW
from Arawa
Jan 26, 2019 14:51
(Bougainville)
M 6.2 120 km SE
from Arawa
Nov 19, 2021 01:08
(Bougainville)
M 6.2 230 km WNW
from Arawa
May 7, 2020 22:21
(Bougainville)
M 6.1 217 km NNW
from Arawa

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Bougainville

Earthquakes by city in Bougainville

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea?

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Bougainville on the afternoon of May 27, 2024 at 12:51 local time (Pacific/Bougainville). The center of this earthquake was located 89km south of Arawa at a depth of 35km under water in the Solomon Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Bougainville, Papua New Guinea in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Bougainville, Papua New Guinea?

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Bougainville on the night of May 7, 1919 at 05:41 local time (Pacific/Bougainville). The center of this earthquake was located 246km northwest of Arawa at a depth of 35km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Bougainville since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Bougainville, Papua New Guinea?

In the past 10 years, 2106 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Bougainville. This averages to 211 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.