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List of latest earthquakes near Northern Province.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 18, 2024 06:49
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 344 km NW
from Popondetta
Jun 7, 2024 16:54
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 255 km NNW
from Popondetta
Jun 5, 2024 12:24
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 127 km NNW
from Popondetta
Jun 2, 2024 07:52
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 286 km NNW
from Popondetta
May 23, 2024 14:19
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 287 km N
from Popondetta
May 22, 2024 19:28
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 293 km NNW
from Popondetta
May 21, 2024 13:35
(Port Moresby)
M 5.7 294 km NNW
from Popondetta
May 20, 2024 04:30
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 287 km NNW
from Popondetta
May 17, 2024 20:48
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 43 km NW
from Popondetta
May 16, 2024 13:48
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 185 km N
from Popondetta
May 15, 2024 11:08
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 149 km NW
from Popondetta
May 14, 2024 19:54
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 286 km N
from Popondetta
May 13, 2024 22:32
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 339 km N
from Popondetta
May 12, 2024 22:41
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 263 km NNW
from Popondetta
May 6, 2024 01:40
(Port Moresby)
M 5.4 359 km NNW
from Popondetta
May 5, 2024 18:58
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 344 km NNW
from Popondetta
May 5, 2024 04:42
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 214 km NNW
from Popondetta
May 2, 2024 13:06
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 112 km SE
from Popondetta
May 1, 2024 17:39
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 106 km SE
from Popondetta
Apr 27, 2024 09:20
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 154 km NW
from Popondetta
Apr 23, 2024 17:59
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 319 km NNW
from Popondetta
Apr 17, 2024 17:05
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 283 km N
from Popondetta
Apr 15, 2024 06:56
(Port Moresby)
M 6.5 452 km NE
from Popondetta
Apr 14, 2024 04:25
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 262 km NNE
from Popondetta
Apr 10, 2024 12:12
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 68 km SW
from Popondetta

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Northern Province

Recent Northern Province Earthquake News

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Northern Province Earthquake Statistics

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

Average

A total of 546 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Northern Province, Papua New Guinea in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 54 earthquakes per year, or 4 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Northern Province roughly every 6 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Northern Province in 2014. A total of 71 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Northern Province that year. The strongest had a 5.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Northern Province in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Northern Province 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 Northern Province (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 478 87.55%
Mag. 5 62 11.36%
Mag. 6 4 0.73%
Mag. 7 2 0.37%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Northern Province

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.1
On May 7, 2019 07:19.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.6
On Oct 2, 1906 11:51.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Northern Province occurred on May 7, 2019 07:19 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.1 and struck 280 kilometers (174 mi) north-west of Popondetta, at a depth of 146 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Northern Province in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.6 earthquake struck on Oct 2, 1906 11:51, 281 kilometers (175 mi) north-west of Popondetta. It is the strongest earthquake near Northern Province 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 Northern Province, 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 Northern Province.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Northern Province.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 7, 2019 07:19
(Port Moresby)
M 7.1 280 km NW
from Popondetta
Jul 17, 2020 12:50
(Port Moresby)
M 7.0 115 km NNW
from Popondetta
Nov 2, 2016 05:03
(Port Moresby)
M 6.0 300 km N
from Popondetta
Apr 13, 2019 00:51
(Port Moresby)
M 6.0 259 km NNE
from Popondetta
Dec 1, 2017 12:49
(Port Moresby)
M 6.0 299 km NNW
from Popondetta
Jul 20, 2018 04:30
(Port Moresby)
M 6.0 300 km N
from Popondetta
Jan 8, 2017 18:52
(Port Moresby)
M 5.9 294 km NNW
from Popondetta
Apr 4, 2015 07:17
(Port Moresby)
M 5.9 280 km N
from Popondetta
Jan 23, 2021 13:19
(Port Moresby)
M 5.8 282 km NNW
from Popondetta
Jul 29, 2022 04:28
(Port Moresby)
M 5.8 250 km NW
from Popondetta

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Northern Province

Earthquakes by city in Northern Province

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Northern Province, Papua New Guinea?

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Northern Province on the morning of June 18, 2024 at 06:49 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 344km northwest of Popondetta at a depth of 104km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Northern Province, Papua New Guinea in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Northern Province, Papua New Guinea?

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Northern Province on the morning of October 2, 1906 at 11:51 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 281km north-northwest of Popondetta at a depth of 35km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Northern Province since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Northern Province, Papua New Guinea?

In the past 10 years, 546 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Northern Province. This averages to 55 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 7 days.