Latest earthquakes near Northern Province, Papua New Guinea today

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List of latest earthquakes near Northern Province.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Dec 6, 2023 21:18
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 371 km NNW
from Popondetta
Nov 24, 2023 21:34
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 282 km N
from Popondetta
Nov 22, 2023 21:49
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 345 km NE
from Popondetta
Nov 21, 2023 17:10
(Port Moresby)
M 5.5 101 km SSE
from Popondetta
Nov 14, 2023 22:52
(Port Moresby)
M 5.9 301 km N
from Popondetta
Nov 14, 2023 04:34
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 274 km NNW
from Popondetta
Oct 25, 2023 13:49
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 316 km NW
from Popondetta
Oct 24, 2023 09:24
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 239 km NW
from Popondetta
Oct 16, 2023 21:53
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 232 km NNW
from Popondetta
Oct 8, 2023 00:28
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 17 km NNW
from Popondetta
Oct 7, 2023 18:40
(Port Moresby)
M 6.9 432 km NNW
from Popondetta
Oct 7, 2023 18:34
(Port Moresby)
M 6.7 421 km NW
from Popondetta
Sep 29, 2023 05:45
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 226 km NNW
from Popondetta
Sep 29, 2023 05:43
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 334 km NNE
from Popondetta
Sep 25, 2023 19:19
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 109 km SE
from Popondetta
Sep 20, 2023 21:31
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 242 km NW
from Popondetta
Sep 18, 2023 15:04
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 300 km NNE
from Popondetta
Sep 15, 2023 09:15
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 287 km NNE
from Popondetta
Sep 15, 2023 05:58
(Port Moresby)
M 5.6 324 km NNE
from Popondetta
Sep 2, 2023 12:08
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 300 km NNW
from Popondetta
Aug 24, 2023 14:25
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 279 km NW
from Popondetta
Aug 13, 2023 14:09
(Port Moresby)
M 5.7 269 km NNE
from Popondetta
Aug 7, 2023 11:37
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 252 km NNW
from Popondetta
Aug 7, 2023 11:37
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 289 km NNW
from Popondetta
Aug 4, 2023 00:39
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 273 km NNW
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 5.1
Dec 6, 2023 21:18

Average

A total of 541 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 2013. A total of 121 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Northern Province that year. The strongest had a 6.5 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. 4 475 87.8%
Mag. 5 60 11.09%
Mag. 6 4 0.74%
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 123 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
Dec 1, 2017 12:49
(Port Moresby)
M 6.0 299 km NNW
from Popondetta
Apr 13, 2019 00:51
(Port Moresby)
M 6.0 259 km NNE
from Popondetta
Jul 20, 2018 04:30
(Port Moresby)
M 6.0 300 km N
from Popondetta
Nov 2, 2016 05:03
(Port Moresby)
M 6.0 300 km N
from Popondetta
Apr 4, 2015 07:17
(Port Moresby)
M 5.9 280 km N
from Popondetta
Jan 8, 2017 18:52
(Port Moresby)
M 5.9 294 km NNW
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

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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 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Northern Province on the evening of December 6, 2023 at 21:18 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 371km north-northwest of Popondetta at a depth of 168km under water in the Bismarck Sea. 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, 541 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Northern Province. This averages to 54 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 7 days.