Latest earthquakes near Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea today

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List of latest earthquakes near Southern Highlands.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 20, 2024 04:30
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 399 km E
from Mendi
May 18, 2024 15:54
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 180 km NW
from Mendi
May 18, 2024 15:54
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 180 km NW
from Mendi
May 16, 2024 23:20
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 232 km NNW
from Mendi
May 14, 2024 21:55
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 217 km NNW
from Mendi
May 11, 2024 04:53
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 179 km NE
from Mendi
May 9, 2024 17:12
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 217 km NNE
from Mendi
May 9, 2024 01:51
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 251 km NW
from Mendi
May 7, 2024 11:11
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 275 km E
from Mendi
May 6, 2024 01:40
(Port Moresby)
M 5.4 343 km E
from Mendi
May 2, 2024 17:07
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 250 km NNW
from Mendi
May 1, 2024 12:35
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 284 km E
from Mendi
Apr 29, 2024 23:08
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 233 km NNW
from Mendi
Apr 23, 2024 17:59
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 396 km E
from Mendi
Apr 19, 2024 18:47
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 279 km NW
from Mendi
Apr 18, 2024 12:29
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 178 km NE
from Mendi
Apr 16, 2024 11:07
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 223 km NE
from Mendi
Apr 15, 2024 23:14
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 226 km NNW
from Mendi
Apr 12, 2024 19:46
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 47 km S
from Mendi
Apr 11, 2024 11:31
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 247 km NNW
from Mendi
Apr 10, 2024 14:36
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 200 km NNE
from Mendi
Apr 9, 2024 01:34
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 230 km NNW
from Mendi
Apr 8, 2024 06:31
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 151 km NNE
from Mendi
Apr 8, 2024 06:31
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 163 km NNE
from Mendi
Apr 6, 2024 22:25
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 250 km NNW
from Mendi

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Recent Southern Highlands Earthquake News

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Southern Highlands Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
114 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5.3
May 20, 2024 04:30

Average

A total of 1142 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 114 earthquakes per year, or 9 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Southern Highlands roughly every 3 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Southern Highlands in 2018. A total of 409 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Southern Highlands that year. The strongest had a 7.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Southern Highlands in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Southern Highlands 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 Southern Highlands (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 946 82.84%
Mag. 5 182 15.94%
Mag. 6 12 1.05%
Mag. 7 2 0.18%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Southern Highlands

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.5
On Feb 26, 2018 03:44.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.5
On Feb 26, 2018 03:44.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Southern Highlands occurred on Feb 26, 2018 03:44 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.5 and struck 100 kilometers (62 mi) west of Mendi, at a depth of 25 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Southern Highlands in the list below.

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Southern Highlands, 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 Southern Highlands.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Southern Highlands.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Feb 26, 2018 03:44
(Port Moresby)
M 7.5 100 km W
from Mendi
Apr 3, 2023 04:04
(Port Moresby)
M 7.0 210 km NNW
from Mendi
Oct 7, 2023 18:40
(Port Moresby)
M 6.9 285 km ENE
from Mendi
Mar 24, 2024 06:22
(Port Moresby)
M 6.9 232 km NNW
from Mendi
Mar 7, 2018 00:13
(Port Moresby)
M 6.7 117 km W
from Mendi
Oct 7, 2023 18:34
(Port Moresby)
M 6.7 282 km ENE
from Mendi
Nov 28, 2023 07:46
(Port Moresby)
M 6.5 291 km N
from Mendi
Nov 8, 2017 07:26
(Port Moresby)
M 6.5 213 km N
from Mendi
Oct 8, 2020 17:35
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 278 km E
from Mendi
Apr 7, 2018 15:48
(Port Moresby)
M 6.3 129 km WNW
from Mendi

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Earthquakes by city in Southern Highlands

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea?

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Southern Highlands on the night of May 20, 2024 at 04:30 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 399km east of Mendi at a depth of 65km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea?

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Southern Highlands on the night of February 26, 2018 at 03:44 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 100km west of Mendi at a depth of 25km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Southern Highlands since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea?

In the past 10 years, 1142 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Southern Highlands. This averages to 114 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 3 days.