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List of latest earthquakes near Madang.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 12, 2024 19:18
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 193 km NNW
from Madang
Apr 8, 2024 06:31
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 162 km WNW
from Madang
Apr 6, 2024 22:25
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 347 km WNW
from Madang
Apr 6, 2024 22:24
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 147 km E
from Madang
Apr 2, 2024 16:39
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 163 km E
from Madang
Mar 30, 2024 00:06
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 285 km NW
from Madang
Mar 29, 2024 04:26
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 187 km ESE
from Madang
Mar 27, 2024 14:27
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 225 km SE
from Madang
Mar 27, 2024 03:49
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 16 km SE
from Madang
Mar 25, 2024 21:04
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 195 km E
from Madang
Mar 25, 2024 11:27
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 45 km WNW
from Madang
Mar 24, 2024 13:26
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 321 km WNW
from Madang
Mar 24, 2024 08:50
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 325 km WNW
from Madang
Mar 24, 2024 08:49
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 321 km WNW
from Madang
Mar 24, 2024 06:40
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 296 km WNW
from Madang
Mar 24, 2024 06:32
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 318 km WNW
from Madang
Mar 24, 2024 06:22
(Port Moresby)
M 6.9 315 km WNW
from Madang
Mar 23, 2024 19:12
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 136 km SE
from Madang
Mar 21, 2024 07:24
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 290 km ESE
from Madang
Mar 19, 2024 16:10
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 190 km SE
from Madang
Mar 18, 2024 10:18
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 170 km SE
from Madang
Mar 17, 2024 21:10
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 381 km NE
from Madang
Mar 17, 2024 07:09
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 168 km ESE
from Madang
Mar 14, 2024 16:14
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 70 km WNW
from Madang
Mar 9, 2024 07:22
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 137 km ESE
from Madang

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Madang

Recent Madang Earthquake News

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

Madang Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
186 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.7
Apr 12, 2024 19:18

Average

A total of 1866 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Madang in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 186 earthquakes per year, or 15 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Madang roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Madang in 2023. A total of 269 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Madang that year. The strongest had a 6.9 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Madang in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Madang 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 Madang (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1631 87.41%
Mag. 5 214 11.47%
Mag. 6 19 1.02%
Mag. 7 2 0.11%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Madang

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.6
On Sep 11, 2022 09:47.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8
On Sep 15, 1906 02:04.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Madang occurred on Sep 11, 2022 09:47 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.6 and struck 143 kilometers (89 mi) south-east of Madang, at a depth of 116 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Madang in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8 earthquake struck on Sep 15, 1906 02:04, 195 kilometers (121 mi) south-east of Madang. It is the strongest earthquake near Madang 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 Madang 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 Madang.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Madang.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Sep 11, 2022 09:47
(Port Moresby)
M 7.6 143 km SE
from Madang
May 7, 2019 07:19
(Port Moresby)
M 7.1 208 km SSE
from Madang
Oct 7, 2023 18:40
(Port Moresby)
M 6.9 49 km SE
from Madang
Oct 7, 2023 18:34
(Port Moresby)
M 6.7 55 km SE
from Madang
Nov 7, 2014 13:33
(Port Moresby)
M 6.6 284 km ESE
from Madang
Nov 8, 2017 07:26
(Port Moresby)
M 6.5 277 km WNW
from Madang
Nov 28, 2023 07:46
(Port Moresby)
M 6.5 268 km NW
from Madang
Feb 7, 2021 15:45
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 215 km N
from Madang
Mar 14, 2023 10:49
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 118 km E
from Madang
Jan 27, 2018 08:47
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 190 km N
from Madang

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Madang

Nearest earthquakes from Madang

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

List of nearest earthquakes from Madang.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Feb 13, 2016 09:05
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 6 km SE
from Madang
Mar 23, 2017 15:44
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 8 km SW
from Madang
May 27, 2016 04:40
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 10 km ESE
from Madang
Dec 5, 2021 19:43
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 12 km WSW
from Madang
Jun 12, 2018 04:22
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 11 km SSE
from Madang
Jan 3, 2016 21:15
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 12 km SSE
from Madang
Apr 4, 2020 09:45
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 13 km E
from Madang
Feb 27, 2022 05:03
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 13 km N
from Madang
Jan 18, 2024 01:16
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 15 km NE
from Madang
Jan 18, 2024 01:16
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 15 km NE
from Madang

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Madang

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Madang?

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Madang on the evening of April 12, 2024 at 19:18 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 193km north-northwest of Madang at a depth of 10km under water in the Bismarck Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Madang in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Madang?

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near Madang on the night of September 15, 1906 at 02:04 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 195km south-east of Madang at a depth of 35km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Madang since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Madang?

In the past 10 years, 1866 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Madang. This averages to 187 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.