Latest earthquakes near Popondetta, Northern Province today

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List of latest earthquakes near Popondetta.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 15, 2024 06:56
(Port Moresby)
M 6.5 455 km NE
from Popondetta
Apr 7, 2024 17:25
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 281 km NNE
from Popondetta
Mar 27, 2024 14:27
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 265 km NNW
from Popondetta
Mar 19, 2024 16:10
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 289 km NNW
from Popondetta
Mar 18, 2024 10:18
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 317 km NNW
from Popondetta
Feb 28, 2024 02:05
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 94 km SSE
from Popondetta
Feb 25, 2024 04:53
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 295 km NW
from Popondetta
Feb 18, 2024 04:16
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 278 km NE
from Popondetta
Feb 5, 2024 01:01
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 275 km NNW
from Popondetta
Feb 1, 2024 08:28
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 201 km N
from Popondetta
Jan 27, 2024 12:15
(Port Moresby)
M 5.4 393 km NNW
from Popondetta
Jan 26, 2024 11:57
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 337 km NNW
from Popondetta
Jan 11, 2024 07:18
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 277 km NNW
from Popondetta
Jan 6, 2024 10:48
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 275 km N
from Popondetta
Dec 30, 2023 00:16
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 115 km SE
from Popondetta
Dec 25, 2023 14:30
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 298 km NNW
from Popondetta
Dec 23, 2023 09:09
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 273 km NNW
from Popondetta
Dec 12, 2023 23:11
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 398 km NE
from Popondetta
Dec 12, 2023 03:36
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 288 km NE
from Popondetta
Dec 12, 2023 03:36
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 288 km NE
from Popondetta
Dec 10, 2023 02:08
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 296 km NNE
from Popondetta
Dec 6, 2023 21:17
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 370 km NNW
from Popondetta
Nov 24, 2023 21:34
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 282 km N
from Popondetta
Nov 24, 2023 01:04
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 282 km NNE
from Popondetta
Nov 22, 2023 21:49
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 345 km NE
from Popondetta

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Popondetta

Recent Popondetta Earthquake News

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Popondetta Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
53 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 6.5
Apr 15, 2024 06:56

Average

A total of 538 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Popondetta, Northern Province in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 53 earthquakes per year, or 4 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Popondetta roughly every 6 days.

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

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Popondetta in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Popondetta 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 Popondetta (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 473 87.92%
Mag. 5 59 10.97%
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 Popondetta

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.1
On May 7, 2019 07:19.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.6
On May 13, 1938 01:39.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Popondetta 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 Popondetta in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.6 earthquake struck on May 13, 1938 01:39, 292 kilometers (181 mi) north-west of Popondetta. It is the strongest earthquake near Popondetta 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 Popondetta, Northern Province 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 Popondetta.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Popondetta.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
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
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
Apr 13, 2019 00:51
(Port Moresby)
M 6.0 259 km NNE
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 Popondetta

Nearest earthquakes from Popondetta

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

List of nearest earthquakes from Popondetta.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Feb 28, 2016 04:46
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 16 km NNW
from Popondetta
Apr 11, 2020 05:26
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 17 km NW
from Popondetta
Feb 29, 2016 01:16
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 21 km WNW
from Popondetta
Oct 8, 2023 00:28
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 22 km NW
from Popondetta
Jan 18, 2023 07:42
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 35 km SSW
from Popondetta
Nov 21, 2016 08:06
(Port Moresby)
M 4.8 38 km SSW
from Popondetta
Mar 19, 2016 21:04
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 51 km NNE
from Popondetta
Jun 10, 2020 01:46
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 52 km NNW
from Popondetta
Oct 10, 2020 07:39
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 52 km NW
from Popondetta
Jan 3, 2017 20:49
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 63 km NNW
from Popondetta

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Popondetta

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Popondetta, Northern Province?

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Popondetta on the morning of April 15, 2024 at 06:56 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 455km north-east of Popondetta at a depth of 49km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Popondetta, Northern Province in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Popondetta, Northern Province?

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Popondetta on the night of May 13, 1938 at 01:39 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 292km north-northwest of Popondetta at a depth of 35km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Popondetta since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Popondetta, Northern Province?

In the past 10 years, 538 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Popondetta. This averages to 54 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 7 days.