Latest earthquakes near Kokopo, East New Britain today

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List of latest earthquakes near Kokopo.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 16, 2024 01:42
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 296 km SW
from Kokopo
Apr 15, 2024 20:43
(Port Moresby)
M 5.4 107 km SSW
from Kokopo
Apr 15, 2024 06:56
(Port Moresby)
M 6.5 209 km SW
from Kokopo
Apr 10, 2024 15:42
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 139 km SW
from Kokopo
Apr 7, 2024 12:23
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 186 km SE
from Kokopo
Apr 7, 2024 08:25
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 49 km ENE
from Kokopo
Apr 5, 2024 14:51
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 101 km SW
from Kokopo
Apr 4, 2024 17:21
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 234 km E
from Kokopo
Apr 4, 2024 01:36
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 167 km SSE
from Kokopo
Apr 1, 2024 11:39
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 378 km SE
from Kokopo
Mar 31, 2024 08:55
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 355 km SE
from Kokopo
Mar 30, 2024 23:10
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 120 km E
from Kokopo
Mar 29, 2024 19:57
(Port Moresby)
M 5.6 299 km W
from Kokopo
Mar 28, 2024 08:22
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 190 km SE
from Kokopo
Mar 25, 2024 12:00
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 207 km SSW
from Kokopo
Mar 25, 2024 01:24
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 56 km E
from Kokopo
Mar 24, 2024 17:30
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 167 km SE
from Kokopo
Mar 24, 2024 14:26
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 219 km WSW
from Kokopo
Mar 22, 2024 15:21
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 149 km SSW
from Kokopo
Mar 20, 2024 12:09
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 232 km WSW
from Kokopo
Mar 18, 2024 07:48
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 115 km ESE
from Kokopo
Mar 16, 2024 13:32
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 180 km WSW
from Kokopo
Mar 16, 2024 13:32
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 138 km SW
from Kokopo
Mar 14, 2024 01:13
(Port Moresby)
M 6.0 243 km SW
from Kokopo
Mar 10, 2024 22:35
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 231 km SSW
from Kokopo

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Recent Kokopo Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Kokopo. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Kokopo and elsewhere.

Kokopo Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
334 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.5
Apr 16, 2024 01:42

Average

A total of 3340 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Kokopo, East New Britain in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 334 earthquakes per year, or 27 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Kokopo roughly every 1 days.

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

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Kokopo in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Kokopo 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 Kokopo (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2868 85.87%
Mag. 5 427 12.78%
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 Kokopo

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 Kokopo 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 Kokopo 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 Kokopo 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 Kokopo, East New Britain 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 Kokopo.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Kokopo.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
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
May 1, 2015 18:06
(Port Moresby)
M 6.8 110 km SSW
from Kokopo
Aug 31, 2016 13:11
(Port Moresby)
M 6.8 93 km NE
from Kokopo
Apr 30, 2015 20:45
(Port Moresby)
M 6.7 127 km SSW
from Kokopo

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Nearest earthquakes from Kokopo

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Kokopo, East New Britain. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Kokopo.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Dec 3, 2020 03:20
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 3 km N
from Kokopo
May 15, 2019 00:00
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 6 km S
from Kokopo
May 30, 2023 23:10
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 11 km WNW
from Kokopo
May 17, 2015 13:56
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 11 km WNW
from Kokopo
Sep 17, 2014 20:40
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 13 km E
from Kokopo
Mar 12, 2018 01:09
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 12 km ENE
from Kokopo
Oct 30, 2022 10:52
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 13 km NW
from Kokopo
Nov 23, 2017 21:28
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 16 km ESE
from Kokopo
Jul 1, 2015 02:38
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 17 km SE
from Kokopo
Dec 14, 2019 03:08
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 17 km ESE
from Kokopo

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Kokopo

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Kokopo, East New Britain?

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Kokopo on the night of April 16, 2024 at 01:42 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 296km southwest of Kokopo at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Kokopo, East New Britain in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Kokopo, East New Britain?

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Kokopo 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 Kokopo since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Kokopo, East New Britain?

In the past 10 years, 3340 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Kokopo. This averages to 334 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.