Latest earthquakes near West New Britain, Papua New Guinea today

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List of latest earthquakes near West New Britain.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 24, 2024 14:02
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 78 km SE
from Kimbe
May 23, 2024 14:19
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 273 km WSW
from Kimbe
May 23, 2024 03:31
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 46 km W
from Kimbe
May 21, 2024 23:17
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 172 km E
from Kimbe
May 21, 2024 13:35
(Port Moresby)
M 5.7 323 km WSW
from Kimbe
May 20, 2024 04:30
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 331 km WSW
from Kimbe
May 19, 2024 00:04
(Port Moresby)
M 5.7 291 km NE
from Kimbe
May 16, 2024 16:31
(Port Moresby)
M 5.4 245 km NE
from Kimbe
May 16, 2024 13:48
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 257 km SW
from Kimbe
May 15, 2024 03:15
(Port Moresby)
M 5.6 11 km S
from Kimbe
May 14, 2024 19:54
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 264 km WSW
from Kimbe
May 13, 2024 22:32
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 167 km W
from Kimbe
May 12, 2024 22:41
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 295 km WSW
from Kimbe
May 10, 2024 21:48
(Port Moresby)
M 5.6 193 km ENE
from Kimbe
May 7, 2024 12:02
(Port Moresby)
M 4.0 163 km E
from Kimbe
May 6, 2024 04:19
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 231 km E
from Kimbe
May 6, 2024 01:40
(Port Moresby)
M 5.4 377 km W
from Kimbe
May 5, 2024 18:58
(Port Moresby)
M 5.3 298 km W
from Kimbe
May 5, 2024 04:42
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 299 km WSW
from Kimbe
May 2, 2024 09:49
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 101 km ESE
from Kimbe
May 2, 2024 09:45
(Port Moresby)
M 5.8 107 km ESE
from Kimbe
Apr 25, 2024 19:15
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 72 km SE
from Kimbe
Apr 23, 2024 17:59
(Port Moresby)
M 5.0 326 km W
from Kimbe
Apr 23, 2024 11:50
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 271 km ENE
from Kimbe
Apr 23, 2024 03:01
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 96 km SE
from Kimbe

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Recent West New Britain Earthquake News

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West New Britain Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
288 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.5
May 24, 2024 14:02

Average

A total of 2887 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of West New Britain, Papua New Guinea in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 288 earthquakes per year, or 24 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near West New Britain roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near West New Britain in 2015. A total of 551 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of West New Britain that year. The strongest had a 7.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of West New Britain in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near West New Britain 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 West New Britain (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2472 85.63%
Mag. 5 373 12.92%
Mag. 6 39 1.35%
Mag. 7 3 0.1%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near West New Britain

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.5
On May 5, 2015 11:44.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8
On Nov 16, 2000 14:54.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near West New Britain occurred on May 5, 2015 11:44 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.5 and struck 193 kilometers (120 mi) east of Kimbe, at a depth of 55 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near West New Britain in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8 earthquake struck on Nov 16, 2000 14:54, 285 kilometers (177 mi) east of Kimbe. It is the strongest earthquake near West New Britain 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 West New Britain, 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 West New Britain.

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List of strongest earthquakes near West New Britain.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 5, 2015 11:44
(Port Moresby)
M 7.5 193 km E
from Kimbe
Mar 30, 2015 09:48
(Port Moresby)
M 7.5 284 km ENE
from Kimbe
Oct 11, 2018 06:48
(Port Moresby)
M 7.0 119 km E
from Kimbe
Mar 30, 2018 07:25
(Port Moresby)
M 6.9 151 km E
from Kimbe
May 1, 2015 18:06
(Port Moresby)
M 6.8 186 km ENE
from Kimbe
Oct 17, 2016 16:14
(Port Moresby)
M 6.8 147 km WSW
from Kimbe
Apr 30, 2015 20:45
(Port Moresby)
M 6.7 182 km E
from Kimbe
Mar 26, 2018 19:51
(Port Moresby)
M 6.7 140 km E
from Kimbe
Nov 7, 2014 13:33
(Port Moresby)
M 6.6 216 km WSW
from Kimbe
Mar 1, 2023 15:36
(Port Moresby)
M 6.6 107 km NW
from Kimbe

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near West New Britain

Earthquakes by city in West New Britain

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near West New Britain.

When was the last earthquake in West New Britain, Papua New Guinea?

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near West New Britain on the afternoon of May 24, 2024 at 14:02 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 78km south-east of Kimbe at a depth of 35km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near West New Britain, Papua New Guinea in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near West New Britain, Papua New Guinea?

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near West New Britain on the afternoon of November 16, 2000 at 14:54 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 285km north-east of Kimbe at a depth of 33km under water in the Bismarck Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near West New Britain since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near West New Britain, Papua New Guinea?

In the past 10 years, 2887 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from West New Britain. This averages to 289 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.