Latest earthquakes near East New Britain, Papua New Guinea today

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List of latest earthquakes near East New Britain.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 25, 2024 14:33
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 274 km ESE
from Kokopo
May 25, 2024 01:51
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 300 km N
from Kokopo
May 24, 2024 14:02
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 266 km SW
from Kokopo
May 23, 2024 07:00
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 295 km NNW
from Kokopo
May 21, 2024 23:17
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 147 km SSW
from Kokopo
May 19, 2024 00:04
(Port Moresby)
M 5.7 57 km NNW
from Kokopo
May 16, 2024 16:31
(Port Moresby)
M 5.4 102 km NW
from Kokopo
May 15, 2024 03:15
(Port Moresby)
M 5.6 275 km WSW
from Kokopo
May 10, 2024 21:48
(Port Moresby)
M 5.6 103 km SSW
from Kokopo
May 10, 2024 10:35
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 245 km N
from Kokopo
May 7, 2024 14:24
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 53 km E
from Kokopo
May 7, 2024 12:02
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 168 km SSW
from Kokopo
May 6, 2024 04:19
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 113 km S
from Kokopo
May 4, 2024 08:47
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 263 km ESE
from Kokopo
May 2, 2024 09:49
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 214 km SW
from Kokopo
May 2, 2024 09:45
(Port Moresby)
M 5.8 210 km SW
from Kokopo
May 2, 2024 02:40
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 214 km SE
from Kokopo
Apr 30, 2024 08:06
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 104 km SE
from Kokopo
Apr 25, 2024 19:15
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 250 km SW
from Kokopo
Apr 24, 2024 13:07
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 88 km ESE
from Kokopo
Apr 23, 2024 11:50
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 74 km SSE
from Kokopo
Apr 23, 2024 03:01
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 262 km SW
from Kokopo
Apr 21, 2024 12:37
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 240 km SSW
from Kokopo
Apr 20, 2024 03:28
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 101 km WSW
from Kokopo
Apr 17, 2024 09:58
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 272 km SW
from Kokopo

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Recent East New Britain Earthquake News

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East New Britain Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
333 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.9
May 25, 2024 14:33

Average

A total of 3335 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of East New Britain, Papua New Guinea in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 333 earthquakes per year, or 27 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near East New Britain roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near East New Britain in 2015. A total of 624 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of East New Britain that year. The strongest had a 7.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of East New Britain in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near East New Britain 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 East New Britain (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2858 85.7%
Mag. 5 432 12.95%
Mag. 6 40 1.2%
Mag. 7 5 0.15%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near East New Britain

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.9
On Dec 17, 2016 20:51.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.2
On May 7, 1919 05:41.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near East New Britain occurred on Dec 17, 2016 20:51 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.9 and struck 140 kilometers (87 mi) east of Kokopo, at a depth of 95 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near East New Britain in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.2 earthquake struck on May 7, 1919 05:41, 184 kilometers (114 mi) east of Kokopo. It is the strongest earthquake near East New Britain 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 East New Britain, 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 East New Britain.

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List of strongest earthquakes near East New Britain.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Dec 17, 2016 20:51
(Port Moresby)
M 7.9 140 km E
from Kokopo
May 14, 2019 22:58
(Port Moresby)
M 7.6 49 km NE
from Kokopo
Mar 30, 2015 09:48
(Port Moresby)
M 7.5 54 km SE
from Kokopo
May 5, 2015 11:44
(Port Moresby)
M 7.5 132 km SSW
from Kokopo
Oct 11, 2018 06:48
(Port Moresby)
M 7.0 192 km SW
from Kokopo
Mar 30, 2018 07:25
(Port Moresby)
M 6.9 157 km SSW
from Kokopo
Mar 9, 2018 03:39
(Port Moresby)
M 6.8 103 km E
from Kokopo
Aug 31, 2016 13:11
(Port Moresby)
M 6.8 93 km NE
from Kokopo
May 1, 2015 18:06
(Port Moresby)
M 6.8 110 km SSW
from Kokopo
Apr 30, 2015 20:45
(Port Moresby)
M 6.7 127 km SSW
from Kokopo

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Earthquakes by city in East New Britain

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near East New Britain.

When was the last earthquake in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea?

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake hit near East New Britain on the afternoon of May 25, 2024 at 14:33 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 274km east-southeast of Kokopo at a depth of 92km under water in the Solomon Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near East New Britain, Papua New Guinea in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near East New Britain, Papua New Guinea?

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit near East New Britain on the night of May 7, 1919 at 05:41 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 184km east-southeast of Kokopo at a depth of 35km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near East New Britain since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near East New Britain, Papua New Guinea?

In the past 10 years, 3335 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from East New Britain. This averages to 334 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.