Latest earthquakes near Lae, Morobe today

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List of latest earthquakes near Lae.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
May 23, 2024 14:19
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 102 km NE
from Lae
May 22, 2024 19:28
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 52 km NNE
from Lae
May 21, 2024 13:35
(Port Moresby)
M 5.7 59 km NE
from Lae
May 20, 2024 04:30
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 49 km NE
from Lae
May 16, 2024 13:48
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 160 km ESE
from Lae
May 15, 2024 11:08
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 120 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 4.5 109 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 4.2 76 km ENE
from Lae
May 7, 2024 11:11
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 109 km WNW
from Lae
May 6, 2024 01:40
(Port Moresby)
M 5.4 96 km NNW
from Lae
May 5, 2024 18:58
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 117 km NNE
from Lae
May 5, 2024 18:57
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 111 km NNE
from Lae
May 5, 2024 04:42
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 90 km ESE
from Lae
May 1, 2024 12:39
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 78 km N
from Lae
May 1, 2024 12:35
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 117 km NW
from Lae
Apr 28, 2024 21:12
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 150 km N
from Lae
Apr 27, 2024 09:20
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 125 km S
from Lae
Apr 27, 2024 06:11
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 57 km NNW
from Lae
Apr 23, 2024 17:59
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 77 km NNE
from Lae
Apr 17, 2024 17:05
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 113 km ENE
from Lae
Apr 16, 2024 11:07
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 279 km NW
from Lae
Apr 15, 2024 06:56
(Port Moresby)
M 6.5 463 km ENE
from Lae
Apr 14, 2024 04:25
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 226 km E
from Lae

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Recent Lae Earthquake News

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

Lae Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
174 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5.3
May 23, 2024 14:19

Average

A total of 1741 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Lae, Morobe 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 Lae roughly every 2 days.

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

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Lae in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Lae 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 Lae (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1551 89.09%
Mag. 5 172 9.88%
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 Lae

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 Lae 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 Lae 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 Lae 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 Lae, Morobe 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 Lae.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Lae.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
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 6, 2017 08:47
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 274 km ENE
from Lae
Oct 8, 2020 17:35
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 115 km NW
from Lae
Jul 15, 2019 18:21
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 288 km ENE
from Lae

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Nearest earthquakes from Lae

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

List of nearest earthquakes from Lae.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Sep 12, 2016 00:40
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 5 km NNE
from Lae
Aug 4, 2023 00:39
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 10 km N
from Lae
Nov 27, 2017 05:46
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 11 km NNW
from Lae
Jul 13, 2019 09:15
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 13 km N
from Lae
Jun 2, 2014 01:17
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 14 km NW
from Lae
Aug 7, 2023 11:37
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 13 km S
from Lae
Nov 6, 2020 07:57
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 15 km N
from Lae
Mar 28, 2020 14:28
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 14 km NNW
from Lae
Nov 23, 2014 22:49
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 16 km SW
from Lae
Jun 4, 2020 14:55
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 16 km N
from Lae

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Lae

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Lae, Morobe?

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Lae on the afternoon of May 23, 2024 at 14:19 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 102km north-east of Lae at a depth of 102km under water in the Solomon Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Lae, Morobe in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Lae, Morobe?

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near Lae 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 Lae since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Lae, Morobe?

In the past 10 years, 1741 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Lae. This averages to 174 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.