Latest earthquakes near Wewak, East Sepik today

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List of latest earthquakes near Wewak.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jun 16, 2024 11:33
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 260 km E
from Wewak
Jun 8, 2024 13:00
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 149 km W
from Wewak
Jun 7, 2024 08:00
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 199 km WNW
from Wewak
Jun 5, 2024 12:16
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 91 km SW
from Wewak
Jun 4, 2024 09:47
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 247 km WNW
from Wewak
May 30, 2024 02:04
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 139 km W
from Wewak
May 30, 2024 02:03
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 56 km SSW
from Wewak
May 28, 2024 23:54
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 297 km SE
from Wewak
May 28, 2024 13:33
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 98 km SW
from Wewak
May 27, 2024 03:10
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 204 km E
from Wewak
May 26, 2024 23:42
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 258 km W
from Wewak
May 21, 2024 06:21
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 236 km SE
from Wewak
May 18, 2024 15:54
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 241 km SW
from Wewak
May 16, 2024 23:20
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 133 km SW
from Wewak
May 14, 2024 21:55
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 98 km SSW
from Wewak
May 11, 2024 04:53
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 180 km SE
from Wewak
May 9, 2024 17:12
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 102 km SE
from Wewak
May 9, 2024 01:51
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 249 km SW
from Wewak
May 2, 2024 17:07
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 92 km SW
from Wewak
Apr 29, 2024 23:08
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 76 km SW
from Wewak
Apr 28, 2024 17:23
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 77 km NNW
from Wewak
Apr 19, 2024 18:47
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 163 km WSW
from Wewak
Apr 18, 2024 12:29
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 197 km SE
from Wewak
Apr 16, 2024 11:07
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 234 km SE
from Wewak
Apr 16, 2024 07:57
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 288 km WNW
from Wewak

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Wewak

Recent Wewak Earthquake News

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Wewak Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
88 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.9
Jun 16, 2024 11:33

Average

A total of 880 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Wewak, East Sepik in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 88 earthquakes per year, or 7 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Wewak roughly every 4 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Wewak in 2018. A total of 160 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Wewak that year. The strongest had a 7.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Wewak in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Wewak 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 Wewak (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 758 86.14%
Mag. 5 110 12.5%
Mag. 6 10 1.14%
Mag. 7 2 0.23%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Wewak

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.5
On Feb 26, 2018 03:44.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.8
On Sep 20, 1935 11:46.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Wewak occurred on Feb 26, 2018 03:44 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.5 and struck 297 kilometers (185 mi) south-southwest of Wewak, at a depth of 25 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Wewak in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.8 earthquake struck on Sep 20, 1935 11:46, 253 kilometers (157 mi) south-southwest of Wewak. It is the strongest earthquake near Wewak 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 Wewak, East Sepik 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 Wewak.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Wewak.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Feb 26, 2018 03:44
(Port Moresby)
M 7.5 297 km SSW
from Wewak
Apr 3, 2023 04:04
(Port Moresby)
M 7.0 100 km SSW
from Wewak
Mar 24, 2024 06:22
(Port Moresby)
M 6.9 81 km SW
from Wewak
Nov 28, 2023 07:46
(Port Moresby)
M 6.5 44 km E
from Wewak
Nov 8, 2017 07:26
(Port Moresby)
M 6.5 79 km S
from Wewak
Apr 7, 2018 15:48
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 282 km SSW
from Wewak
Jan 27, 2018 08:47
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 246 km E
from Wewak
Feb 7, 2021 15:45
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 280 km E
from Wewak
Jun 19, 2023 21:18
(Port Moresby)
M 6.2 168 km SE
from Wewak
Apr 2, 2016 05:24
(Port Moresby)
M 6.2 141 km E
from Wewak

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Wewak

Nearest earthquakes from Wewak

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

List of nearest earthquakes from Wewak.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Nov 28, 2023 07:54
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 8 km SE
from Wewak
Nov 29, 2023 03:25
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 14 km ENE
from Wewak
Nov 28, 2023 13:11
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 16 km ENE
from Wewak
Jan 28, 2024 03:10
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 17 km S
from Wewak
Feb 26, 2022 09:41
(Port Moresby)
M 5.4 20 km E
from Wewak
Apr 3, 2017 09:31
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 21 km S
from Wewak
Mar 30, 2024 00:06
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 22 km SSE
from Wewak
Feb 21, 2023 08:39
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 22 km NNE
from Wewak
Feb 12, 2022 16:36
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 29 km ENE
from Wewak
Jul 20, 2014 12:49
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 29 km E
from Wewak

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Wewak

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Wewak, East Sepik?

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Wewak on the morning of June 16, 2024 at 11:33 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 260km east of Wewak at a depth of 10km under water in the Bismarck Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Wewak, East Sepik in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Wewak, East Sepik?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Wewak on the morning of September 20, 1935 at 11:46 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 253km west of Wewak at a depth of 30km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Wewak since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Wewak, East Sepik?

In the past 10 years, 880 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Wewak. This averages to 88 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 4 days.