Latest earthquakes in Papua New Guinea (past month)

Updated: Sep 24, 2021 08:54 GMT
Updated Sep 24, 2021 08:54 GMT -
During the past 30 days, Papua New Guinea was shaken by 8 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 25 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 39 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 5 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.
Biggest quake: 5.7 quake 120 km south of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, Aug 28, 2021 9:27 pm (GMT +9)
Biggest quake today: 4.9 quake Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands, 106 km south of Arawa, Papua New Guinea, Sep 24, 2021 5:59 am (GMT +11)
Most recent quake: 3.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, 89 km northwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, Sep 24, 2021 11:23 am (GMT +9)
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Friday, September 24, 2021 02:23 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 24, 2021 11:23 am (GMT +9) (Sep 24, 2021 02:23 GMT)
3.9

10 km
531 km (330 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 89 km northwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia
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Thursday, September 23, 2021 18:59 GMT (4 earthquakes)
Sep 24, 2021 5:59 am (GMT +11) (Sep 23, 2021 18:59 GMT)
4.9

100 km
70 km (43 mi)Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands, 106 km south of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
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Sep 24, 2021 3:29 am (GMT +9) (Sep 23, 2021 18:29 GMT)
4.2

31 km
448 km (278 mi)94 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia
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Sep 23, 2021 10:20 pm (GMT +10) (Sep 23, 2021 12:20 GMT)
4.8

246 km
75 km (47 mi)Gulf Province, 90 km southeast of Ialibu, Papua New Guinea
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Sep 23, 2021 4:07 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 23, 2021 07:07 GMT)
4.7

319 km
250 km (155 mi)Papua, Indonesia, 48 km west of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:34 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Sep 22, 2021 8:34 pm (GMT +10) (Sep 22, 2021 10:34 GMT)
4.5

71 km
73 km (45 mi)98 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea
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Sep 22, 2021 9:11 am (GMT +9) (Sep 22, 2021 00:11 GMT)
4.0

127 km
471 km (293 mi)89 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:55 GMT (3 earthquakes)
Sep 21, 2021 7:55 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 21, 2021 10:55 GMT)
3.7

10 km
498 km (309 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 56 km northwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia
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Sep 21, 2021 7:39 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 21, 2021 10:39 GMT)
3.8

10 km
498 km (309 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 55 km northwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia
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Sep 21, 2021 7:33 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 21, 2021 10:33 GMT)
4.6

10 km
483 km (300 mi)39 km west of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia
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Saturday, September 18, 2021 22:06 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Sep 19, 2021 9:06 am (GMT +11) (Sep 18, 2021 22:06 GMT)
5.0

35 km
64 km (40 mi)Solomon Sea, 97 km south of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
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Sep 19, 2021 6:47 am (GMT +10) (Sep 18, 2021 20:47 GMT)
5.3

42 km
64 km (40 mi)120 km south of Popondetta, Sohe, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea
I FELT IT - 54 reports
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Friday, September 17, 2021 23:03 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Sep 18, 2021 8:03 am (GMT +9) (Sep 17, 2021 23:03 GMT)
3.0

20 km
426 km (265 mi)31 km southeast of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia
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Sep 17, 2021 11:23 pm (GMT +10) (Sep 17, 2021 13:23 GMT)
4.6

10 km
24 km (15 mi)Bismarck Sea, 101 km southeast of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea
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Thursday, September 16, 2021 20:50 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Sep 17, 2021 7:50 am (GMT +11) (Sep 16, 2021 20:50 GMT)
4.4

157 km
17 km (10.6 mi)86 km west of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Sep 17, 2021 3:10 am (GMT +10) (Sep 16, 2021 17:10 GMT)
4.0

77 km
271 km (168 mi)West Sepik Province, 208 km west of Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 09:25 GMT (3 earthquakes)
Sep 14, 2021 6:25 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 14, 2021 09:25 GMT)
3.3

10 km
421 km (262 mi)26 km southeast of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia 1 reportMoreMap
Sep 14, 2021 3:07 pm (GMT +10) (Sep 14, 2021 05:07 GMT)
4.7

10 km
18 km (11 mi)Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Sep 14, 2021 1:54 pm (GMT +10) (Sep 14, 2021 03:54 GMT)
4.4

48 km
103 km (64 mi)Bismarck Sea, 214 km northeast of Madang, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Monday, September 13, 2021 17:18 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Sep 14, 2021 3:18 am (GMT +10) (Sep 13, 2021 17:18 GMT)
3.9

28 km
20 km (12 mi)Bismarck Sea, 116 km southeast of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Sep 14, 2021 2:22 am (GMT +10) (Sep 13, 2021 16:22 GMT)
4.8

15 km
339 km (211 mi)Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Saturday, September 11, 2021 04:56 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 11, 2021 2:56 pm (GMT +10) (Sep 11, 2021 04:56 GMT)
5.0

40 km
100 km (62 mi)Solomon Sea, 68 km south of New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Friday, September 10, 2021 20:09 GMT (4 earthquakes)
Sep 11, 2021 6:09 am (GMT +10) (Sep 10, 2021 20:09 GMT)
5.0

66 km
74 km (46 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 111 km east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Sep 11, 2021 2:36 am (GMT +9) (Sep 10, 2021 17:36 GMT)
3.7

10 km
496 km (308 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 48 km northwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Sep 11, 2021 1:46 am (GMT +9) (Sep 10, 2021 16:46 GMT)
4.0

10 km
493 km (306 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 49 km northwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Sep 10, 2021 6:10 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 10, 2021 09:10 GMT)
4.0

10 km
377 km (234 mi)Papua New Guinea, 96 km south of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Thursday, September 9, 2021 16:10 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 10, 2021 1:10 am (GMT +9) (Sep 9, 2021 16:10 GMT)
3.1

10 km
480 km (298 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 36 km northwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 19:21 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 9, 2021 4:21 am (GMT +9) (Sep 8, 2021 19:21 GMT)
3.8

68 km
416 km (258 mi)Papua New Guinea, 129 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 00:36 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 7, 2021 9:36 am (GMT +9) (Sep 7, 2021 00:36 GMT)
4.9

94 km
390 km (242 mi)185 km south of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Monday, September 6, 2021 16:49 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 7, 2021 1:49 am (GMT +9) (Sep 6, 2021 16:49 GMT)
3.8

24 km
425 km (264 mi)91 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Saturday, September 4, 2021 23:41 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Sep 5, 2021 10:41 am (GMT +11) (Sep 4, 2021 23:41 GMT)
5.0

167 km
88 km (55 mi)Solomon Sea, 175 km northwest of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea 1 reportMoreMap
Sep 5, 2021 5:43 am (GMT +11) (Sep 4, 2021 18:43 GMT)
5.3

52 km
44 km (27 mi)Solomon Sea, 78 km west of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea 1 reportMoreMap
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 09:38 GMT (1 earthquake)
Aug 31, 2021 6:38 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 31, 2021 09:38 GMT)
3.6

10 km
443 km (275 mi)100 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Monday, August 30, 2021 19:49 GMT (3 earthquakes)
Aug 31, 2021 4:49 am (GMT +9) (Aug 30, 2021 19:49 GMT)
3.1

10 km
442 km (275 mi)113 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 30, 2021 10:33 pm (GMT +10) (Aug 30, 2021 12:33 GMT)
4.4

10 km
298 km (185 mi)West Sepik Province, 46 km west of Aitape, Sandaun, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Aug 30, 2021 9:53 am (GMT +9) (Aug 30, 2021 00:53 GMT)
4.6

10 km
428 km (266 mi)98 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Sunday, August 29, 2021 23:08 GMT (5 earthquakes)
Aug 30, 2021 9:08 am (GMT +10) (Aug 29, 2021 23:08 GMT)
4.6

22 km
311 km (193 mi)West Sepik Province, 45 km west of Aitape, Sandaun, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Aug 29, 2021 11:08 pm (GMT +10) (Aug 29, 2021 13:08 GMT)
4.7

10 km
285 km (177 mi)West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, 185 km southeast of Jayapura, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 29, 2021 7:11 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 29, 2021 10:11 GMT)
4.4

31 km
428 km (266 mi)96 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 29, 2021 5:22 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 29, 2021 08:22 GMT)
3.8

10 km
395 km (245 mi)Papua New Guinea, 96 km south of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 29, 2021 12:32 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 29, 2021 03:32 GMT)
3.8

10 km
426 km (265 mi)Papua New Guinea, 112 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Saturday, August 28, 2021 21:40 GMT (27 earthquakes)
Aug 29, 2021 6:40 am (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 21:40 GMT)
3.6

10 km
434 km (270 mi)116 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 29, 2021 6:13 am (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 21:13 GMT)
3.8

10 km
432 km (268 mi)99 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 29, 2021 6:00 am (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 21:00 GMT)
4.9

40 km
413 km (257 mi)99 km south of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 29, 2021 4:14 am (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 19:14 GMT)
3.2

10 km
430 km (267 mi)113 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 29, 2021 3:35 am (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 18:35 GMT)
3.7

10 km
434 km (270 mi)97 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 29, 2021 2:38 am (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 17:38 GMT)
3.3

10 km
432 km (268 mi)99 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 29, 2021 1:43 am (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 16:43 GMT)
3.0

10 km
423 km (263 mi)Papua New Guinea, 99 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 29, 2021 1:33 am (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 16:33 GMT)
3.1

10 km
440 km (273 mi)114 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 29, 2021 1:26 am (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 16:26 GMT)
3.3

10 km
439 km (273 mi)115 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 29, 2021 1:15 am (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 16:15 GMT)
3.6

10 km
443 km (275 mi)119 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 11:40 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 14:40 GMT)
3.3

10 km
431 km (268 mi)112 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 11:34 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 14:34 GMT)
3.9

10 km
427 km (265 mi)100 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 11:28 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 14:28 GMT)
3.2

10 km
417 km (259 mi)Papua New Guinea, 141 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 11:13 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 14:13 GMT)
3.2

10 km
419 km (260 mi)Papua New Guinea, 123 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 10:25 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 13:25 GMT)
3.7

10 km
475 km (295 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 33 km northwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 10:22 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 13:22 GMT)
3.3

10 km
420 km (261 mi)Papua New Guinea, 111 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 10:21 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 13:21 GMT)
3.5

10 km
435 km (270 mi)98 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 10:18 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 13:18 GMT)
3.8

10 km
427 km (265 mi)98 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 9:54 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 12:54 GMT)
3.3

10 km
417 km (259 mi)Papua New Guinea, 113 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 9:49 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 12:49 GMT)
3.3

10 km
442 km (275 mi)116 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 9:47 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 12:47 GMT)
3.4

10 km
426 km (265 mi)Papua New Guinea, 119 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 9:42 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 12:42 GMT)
3.4

10 km
433 km (269 mi)116 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 9:40 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 12:40 GMT)
3.7

10 km
391 km (243 mi)Papua New Guinea, 98 km south of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 9:27 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 12:27 GMT)
5.7

45 km
401 km (249 mi)120 km south of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 9:19 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 12:19 GMT)
3.8

10 km
420 km (261 mi)Papua New Guinea, 118 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 9:14 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 28, 2021 12:14 GMT)
3.7

10 km
429 km (267 mi)Papua New Guinea, 122 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 28, 2021 10:00 am (GMT +10) (Aug 28, 2021 00:00 GMT)
4.9

80 km
48 km (30 mi)Solomon Sea, 122 km northeast of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 1 reportMoreMap
Friday, August 27, 2021 14:52 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Aug 28, 2021 12:52 am (GMT +10) (Aug 27, 2021 14:52 GMT)
4.5

97 km
76 km (47 mi)118 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Aug 27, 2021 2:38 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 27, 2021 05:38 GMT)
3.2

12 km
478 km (297 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 35 km northwest of Hollandia, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Thursday, August 26, 2021 12:54 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Aug 26, 2021 9:54 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 26, 2021 12:54 GMT)
5.0

16 km
448 km (278 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 46 km north of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia 1 reportMoreMap
Aug 26, 2021 2:37 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 26, 2021 05:37 GMT)
4.2

10 km
522 km (324 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 78 km northwest of Hollandia, Papua, Indonesia MoreMap
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.8 x 1013 joules (16.2 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 13927 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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