Latest earthquakes near Morobe, Papua New Guinea today

Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near Morobe, Papua New Guinea, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in Morobe? If an earthquake is happening right now near Morobe, it will show up within minutes.

All earthquakes Any magnitude
Major only Magnitude 4+
Custom  
In 1 sec.
Earthquakes appear here a few minutes after occurring.
List of latest earthquakes near Morobe.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 18, 2024 06:49
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 88 km WNW
from Lae
Jun 13, 2024 12:29
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 154 km NW
from Lae
Jun 10, 2024 13:46
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 169 km NW
from Lae
Jun 10, 2024 06:46
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 69 km NW
from Lae
Jun 7, 2024 16:54
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 46 km ENE
from Lae
Jun 5, 2024 12:24
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 146 km SE
from Lae
Jun 3, 2024 21:34
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 122 km NNW
from Lae
Jun 2, 2024 07:52
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 52 km NE
from Lae
Jun 1, 2024 01:18
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 77 km NNE
from Lae
May 28, 2024 23:54
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 217 km NW
from Lae
May 23, 2024 14:19
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 99 km NE
from Lae
May 22, 2024 19:28
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 50 km NNE
from Lae
May 22, 2024 00:55
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 110 km NW
from Lae
May 21, 2024 13:35
(Port Moresby)
M 5.7 60 km NE
from Lae
May 21, 2024 06:21
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 277 km NW
from Lae
May 20, 2024 04:30
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 49 km NE
from Lae
May 17, 2024 20:48
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 222 km SSE
from Lae
May 16, 2024 13:48
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 165 km ESE
from Lae
May 15, 2024 11:08
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 122 km SSE
from Lae
May 15, 2024 03:15
(Port Moresby)
M 5.6 369 km ENE
from Lae
May 14, 2024 19:54
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 110 km ENE
from Lae
May 13, 2024 22:32
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 212 km ENE
from Lae
May 12, 2024 22:41
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 82 km ENE
from Lae
May 8, 2024 02:01
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 160 km NW
from Lae
May 7, 2024 11:11
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 110 km WNW
from Lae

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Morobe

Recent Morobe Earthquake News

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

Morobe Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
174 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5.2
Jun 18, 2024 06:49

Average

A total of 1746 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Morobe, Papua New Guinea in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 174 earthquakes per year, or 14 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Morobe roughly every 2 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Morobe in 2023. A total of 222 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Morobe that year. The strongest had a 6.9 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Morobe in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Morobe 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 Morobe (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1556 89.12%
Mag. 5 172 9.85%
Mag. 6 15 0.86%
Mag. 7 3 0.17%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Morobe

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 Morobe occurred on Sep 11, 2022 09:47 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.6 and struck 72 kilometers (45 mi) north-west of Lae, at a depth of 116 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Morobe in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8 earthquake struck on Sep 15, 1906 02:04, 58 kilometers (36 mi) north-west of Lae. It is the strongest earthquake near Morobe 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 Morobe, 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 Morobe.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
Custom
List of strongest earthquakes near Morobe.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Sep 11, 2022 09:47
(Port Moresby)
M 7.6 72 km NW
from Lae
May 7, 2019 07:19
(Port Moresby)
M 7.1 67 km WSW
from Lae
Jul 17, 2020 12:50
(Port Moresby)
M 7.0 150 km SE
from Lae
Oct 7, 2023 18:40
(Port Moresby)
M 6.9 168 km NW
from Lae
Oct 17, 2016 16:14
(Port Moresby)
M 6.8 224 km ENE
from Lae
Oct 7, 2023 18:34
(Port Moresby)
M 6.7 159 km NW
from Lae
Nov 7, 2014 13:33
(Port Moresby)
M 6.6 159 km ENE
from Lae
Mar 14, 2023 10:49
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 146 km N
from Lae
Jul 15, 2019 18:21
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 288 km ENE
from Lae
Mar 6, 2017 08:47
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 274 km ENE
from Lae

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Morobe

Earthquakes by city in Morobe

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Morobe, Papua New Guinea.

Use this regional Morobe earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Bulolo.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Morobe on the morning of June 18, 2024 at 06:49 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 88km west-northwest of Lae at a depth of 104km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Morobe, Papua New Guinea in the past hours.

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

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near Morobe on the night of September 15, 1906 at 02:04 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 58km north-northeast of Lae at a depth of 35km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Morobe since the year 1900.

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

In the past 10 years, 1746 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Morobe. This averages to 175 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.