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List of latest earthquakes near National Capital.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Mar 18, 2024 10:18
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 362 km N
from Port Moresby
Feb 28, 2024 02:05
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 150 km E
from Port Moresby
Feb 25, 2024 04:53
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 278 km NNW
from Port Moresby
Feb 1, 2024 08:28
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 298 km NNE
from Port Moresby
Jan 26, 2024 11:57
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 396 km N
from Port Moresby
Dec 30, 2023 00:16
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 200 km E
from Port Moresby
Dec 4, 2023 21:00
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 298 km NNW
from Port Moresby
Nov 21, 2023 17:10
(Port Moresby)
M 5.5 168 km E
from Port Moresby
Oct 25, 2023 13:49
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 345 km N
from Port Moresby
Oct 24, 2023 09:24
(Port Moresby)
M 5.4 271 km N
from Port Moresby
Oct 8, 2023 00:28
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 140 km NE
from Port Moresby
Oct 7, 2023 18:40
(Port Moresby)
M 6.9 459 km NNW
from Port Moresby
Oct 7, 2023 18:34
(Port Moresby)
M 6.7 448 km NNW
from Port Moresby
Sep 25, 2023 19:19
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 180 km E
from Port Moresby
Sep 20, 2023 21:31
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 265 km N
from Port Moresby
Aug 13, 2023 14:09
(Port Moresby)
M 5.7 385 km NNE
from Port Moresby
Aug 7, 2023 11:37
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 294 km N
from Port Moresby
Aug 2, 2023 09:15
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 205 km NNE
from Port Moresby
Jul 7, 2023 06:04
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 193 km E
from Port Moresby
Jun 12, 2023 08:00
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 157 km NNE
from Port Moresby
May 8, 2023 09:28
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 195 km NE
from Port Moresby
May 7, 2023 12:38
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 232 km NNE
from Port Moresby
May 1, 2023 17:54
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 157 km E
from Port Moresby
Apr 14, 2023 06:48
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 280 km N
from Port Moresby
Mar 6, 2023 23:03
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 271 km N
from Port Moresby

Map of Latest Earthquakes near National Capital

Recent National Capital Earthquake News

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National Capital Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
13 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5.1
Mar 18, 2024 10:18

Average

A total of 134 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of National Capital, Papua New Guinea in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 13 earthquakes per year, or 1 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near National Capital roughly every 27 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near National Capital in 2014. A total of 23 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of National Capital that year. The strongest had a 5.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of National Capital in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near National Capital 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 National Capital (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 118 88.06%
Mag. 5 14 10.45%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 2 1.49%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near National Capital

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.1
On May 7, 2019 07:19.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.5
On Feb 27, 1963 06:14.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near National Capital occurred on May 7, 2019 07:19 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.1 and struck 289 kilometers (180 mi) north-northwest of Port Moresby, at a depth of 146 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near National Capital in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.5 earthquake struck on Feb 27, 1963 06:14, 236 kilometers (147 mi) north-northwest of Port Moresby. It is the strongest earthquake near National Capital 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 National Capital, 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 National Capital.

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List of strongest earthquakes near National Capital.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 7, 2019 07:19
(Port Moresby)
M 7.1 289 km NNW
from Port Moresby
Jul 17, 2020 12:50
(Port Moresby)
M 7.0 195 km NNE
from Port Moresby
Jul 29, 2022 04:28
(Port Moresby)
M 5.8 273 km N
from Port Moresby
Jan 31, 2018 21:49
(Port Moresby)
M 5.6 286 km N
from Port Moresby
Jun 23, 2022 12:04
(Port Moresby)
M 5.5 294 km E
from Port Moresby
Nov 21, 2023 17:10
(Port Moresby)
M 5.5 168 km E
from Port Moresby
Oct 24, 2023 09:24
(Port Moresby)
M 5.4 271 km N
from Port Moresby
Feb 2, 2022 00:05
(Port Moresby)
M 5.4 293 km NNW
from Port Moresby
Sep 19, 2021 06:47
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 162 km E
from Port Moresby
Aug 27, 2016 01:48
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 106 km NW
from Port Moresby

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near National Capital

Earthquakes by city in National Capital

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in National Capital, Papua New Guinea?

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit near National Capital on the morning of March 18, 2024 at 10:18 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 362km north of Port Moresby at a depth of 95km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near National Capital, Papua New Guinea in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near National Capital, Papua New Guinea?

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit near National Capital on the morning of February 27, 1963 at 06:14 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 236km north-northwest of Port Moresby at a depth of 187km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near National Capital since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near National Capital, Papua New Guinea?

In the past 10 years, 134 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from National Capital. This averages to 13 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 27 days.