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List of latest earthquakes near Western Highlands.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 12, 2024 19:18
(Port Moresby)
M 4.7 293 km NNE
from Mount Hagen
Apr 8, 2024 06:31
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 114 km N
from Mount Hagen
Apr 6, 2024 22:25
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 251 km NW
from Mount Hagen
Apr 1, 2024 21:29
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 229 km NW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 30, 2024 22:07
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 249 km NW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 30, 2024 14:09
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 229 km NNW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 30, 2024 14:09
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 229 km NNW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 30, 2024 00:06
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 243 km NNW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 29, 2024 17:38
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 194 km NW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 29, 2024 11:52
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 233 km NW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 27, 2024 13:03
(Port Moresby)
M 4.9 228 km NNW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 27, 2024 09:33
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 224 km NW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 27, 2024 03:49
(Port Moresby)
M 5.1 191 km ENE
from Mount Hagen
Mar 26, 2024 20:15
(Port Moresby)
M 4.5 240 km NW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 26, 2024 16:35
(Port Moresby)
M 4.4 253 km NW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 25, 2024 11:27
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 159 km NE
from Mount Hagen
Mar 24, 2024 17:28
(Port Moresby)
M 4.3 233 km NNW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 24, 2024 13:26
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 235 km NNW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 24, 2024 10:17
(Port Moresby)
M 4.6 257 km NW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 24, 2024 08:50
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 230 km NW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 24, 2024 08:49
(Port Moresby)
M 5.2 232 km NNW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 24, 2024 08:31
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 229 km NNW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 24, 2024 08:27
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 227 km NNW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 24, 2024 07:52
(Port Moresby)
M 4.2 248 km NNW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 24, 2024 07:46
(Port Moresby)
M 4.1 219 km NW
from Mount Hagen

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Recent Western Highlands Earthquake News

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Western Highlands Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
141 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.7
Apr 12, 2024 19:18

Average

A total of 1410 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 141 earthquakes per year, or 11 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Western Highlands roughly every 2 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Western Highlands in 2018. A total of 442 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Western Highlands that year. The strongest had a 7.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Western Highlands in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Western 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 Western Highlands (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1171 83.05%
Mag. 5 221 15.67%
Mag. 6 14 0.99%
Mag. 7 4 0.28%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Western Highlands

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.6
On Sep 11, 2022 09:47.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.6
On Sep 11, 2022 09:47.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Western Highlands occurred on Sep 11, 2022 09:47 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.6 and struck 256 kilometers (159 mi) east of Mount Hagen, at a depth of 116 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Western Highlands in the list below.

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

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List of strongest earthquakes near Western Highlands.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Sep 11, 2022 09:47
(Port Moresby)
M 7.6 256 km E
from Mount Hagen
Feb 26, 2018 03:44
(Port Moresby)
M 7.5 165 km W
from Mount Hagen
May 7, 2019 07:19
(Port Moresby)
M 7.1 275 km ESE
from Mount Hagen
Apr 3, 2023 04:04
(Port Moresby)
M 7.0 207 km NW
from Mount Hagen
Mar 24, 2024 06:22
(Port Moresby)
M 6.9 225 km NNW
from Mount Hagen
Oct 7, 2023 18:40
(Port Moresby)
M 6.9 216 km ENE
from Mount Hagen
Oct 7, 2023 18:34
(Port Moresby)
M 6.7 213 km E
from Mount Hagen
Mar 7, 2018 00:13
(Port Moresby)
M 6.7 186 km WSW
from Mount Hagen
Nov 28, 2023 07:46
(Port Moresby)
M 6.5 256 km N
from Mount Hagen
Nov 8, 2017 07:26
(Port Moresby)
M 6.5 198 km NNW
from Mount Hagen

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Earthquakes by city in Western Highlands

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Western Highlands on the evening of April 12, 2024 at 19:18 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 293km north-northeast of Mount Hagen at a depth of 10km under water in the Bismarck Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea in the past hours.

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

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Western Highlands on the morning of September 11, 2022 at 09:47 local time (Pacific/Port_Moresby). The center of this earthquake was located 256km east of Mount Hagen at a depth of 116km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Western Highlands since the year 1900.

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

In the past 10 years, 1410 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Western Highlands. This averages to 141 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 3 days.