Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
15-17 Jun 2019: Treasures of the Saronic Gulf - Saronic Gulf (Greece)
15-30 Jun 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
8-23 Jul 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
12-30 Aug 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
13-29 Aug 2019: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
14-17 Aug 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
1-19 Sep 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
3-18 Sep 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation. Thank you!
Random pictures

Latest earthquakes in Papua New Guinea (past month)

Earthquake list: past 30 days (46 quakes)

 | latest | archive: show
Earthquake depth plot
Updated: Sun, 26 May 21:03 UTC (GMT)
TimeMag. / DepthNearest volcano (distance)LocationMapSource
Sun, 26 May 2019
Sun, 26 May 05:37 UTCM 4.8 / 12 km - [info] (264 km) Irian Jaya, Indonesia
I FELT IT
[Map]
BMKG
Thu, 23 May 2019
Thu, 23 May 12:34 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info] (65 km) New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
I FELT IT
[Map]
BMKG
Thu, 23 May 10:01 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km - [info] (73 km) Near S. Coast of New Guinea, PNG. (Papua New Guinea)
I FELT IT
[Map]
BMKG
Tue, 21 May 2019
Tue, 21 May 04:04 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (228 km) New Ireland Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
I FELT IT
[Map]
BMKG
Mon, 20 May 2019
Mon, 20 May 18:23 UTCM 4.6 / 74 km - [info] (48 km) Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
I FELT IT
[Map]
BMKG
Mon, 20 May 06:02 UTCM 5.0 / 42 km - [info] (134 km) Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)
I FELT IT
[Map]
GFZ
Mon, 20 May 01:28 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info] (78 km) 98km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
I FELT IT
[Map]
USGS
Mon, 20 May 01:15 UTCM 5.0 / 54 km - [info] (148 km) Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)
I FELT IT
[Map]
GFZ
Sat, 18 May 2019
Sat, 18 May 14:58 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (112 km) New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
GFZ
Fri, 17 May 2019
Fri, 17 May 22:37 UTCM 5.6 / 10 km - [info] (90 km) New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
GFZ
Kokopo (82.2 km WNW from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
St Mary's Hospital Vunapope (79.9 km WNW from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Thu, 16 May 2019
Thu, 16 May 12:10 UTCM 4.9 / 146 km - [info] (73 km) New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
BMKG
Thu, 16 May 12:09 UTCM 4.9 / 46 km - [info] (92 km) New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
BMKG
Thu, 16 May 10:17 UTCM 5.0 / 30 km - [info] (59 km) New Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
EMSC
Thu, 16 May 01:24 UTCM 5.5 / 85 km - [info] (123 km) New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
GFZ
(8930.7 km WNW from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Wed, 15 May 2019
Wed, 15 May 03:14 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (302 km) 192km ESE of Kulumadau, Papua New Guinea
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 15 May 00:42 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info] (93 km) Bismarck Sea (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
BMKG
Savalu, kandrian, West New Britain Province, Papua / not felt
Wed, 15 May 00:42 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info] (158 km) 178km WSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 15 May 00:33 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km - [info] (143 km) 213km WSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 14 May 2019 (6 earthquakes)
Tue, 14 May 20:09 UTCM 4.6 / 35.5 km - [info] (56 km) 60km NNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 14 May 14:55 UTCM 3.6 / 346 km - [info] (141 km) Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
BMKG
Tue, 14 May 14:54 UTCM 4.2 / 249 km - [info] (61 km) New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
BMKG
Tue, 14 May 14:36 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (132 km) New Ireland Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
BMKG
(222.8 km ESE from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking): Minor shake.
Tue, 14 May 13:38 UTCM 5.2 / 102 km - [info] (75 km) New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
BMKG
Ramoaina High school - Duke of York Islands (41.9 km WNW from epicenter) / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Current location: Almost very close to the epicenter North East coast from Rabaul Town. The sudden movement of the earth was a shocking experience for us. During the night, we could not sleep due to darkened clouds covering the moon as well as the roaring sea tides over the reefs with continuous barking of dogs. Nearly more than 20 houses of both permanent and semi permanent houses falls to the ground. Water tanks spills off drinking rain water an two water tanks at Urakukur Village bust. Report
Kokopo / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Tue, 14 May 12:58 UTCM 7.6 / 10 km - [info] (38 km) New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
GFZ
(40.4 km W from epicenter) / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Gaulim-Rabaul / MMI VI (Strong shaking): We were sleeping in our dormitaries when it hit.. our bunk beds we're shaking and the lights went out.. water from tanks spewed out.. we experienced dizziness and we're unable to walk properly
Port Moresby / not felt
(Papua New Guinea) (855 km W from epicenter)(no details): I see a giant wave heading towards China its is big (via EMSC)
New Ireland Province (Papua New Guinea) (260 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 3 to 4 seconds and another after 20 seconds for 3 to 4 seconds (via EMSC)
Rabaul (Papua New Guinea) (48 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very strong. (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Mon, 13 May 2019
Mon, 13 May 12:54 UTCM 5.3 / 102 km - [info] (113 km) New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
BMKG
(498.1 km E from epicenter) / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Felt that. I was like jelly. Wow woah. What that guy said
New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea / MMI IX (Violent shaking): FUCKIN CRAZY MAN IDK HOW I SURVIVED MAN.
Mon, 13 May 03:20 UTCM 3.3 / 32 km - [info] (289 km) Near North Coast of Irian Jaya (Indonesia)
[Map]
BMKG
Mon, 13 May 03:20 UTCM 4.7 / 130 km - [info] (153 km) 69km WNW of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea
[Map]
USGS
Sun, 12 May 2019
Sun, 12 May 21:17 UTCM 4.8 / 35 km - [info] (36 km) 107km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
[Map]
USGS
Sat, 11 May 2019
Sat, 11 May 20:13 UTCM 5.3 / 80.9 km - [info] (104 km) New Britain Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
GeoAu
Thu, 9 May 2019
Thu, 9 May 21:46 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (127 km) Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
BMKG
Wed, 8 May 2019
Wed, 8 May 17:00 UTCM 4.7 / 574 km - [info] (50 km) Bismarck Sea (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
BMKG
New York / not felt
Wed, 8 May 16:59 UTCM 5.1 / 48 km - [info]Bagana (27 km) - Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
BMKG
I was in the bathroom / MMI IX (Violent shaking): I was taking a CRAP AND THOUGHT I WAS GONNA DIE!
In the shopping center (37.1 km ENE from epicenter) / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was fearing for my life. I thought i was gonna die.
Mon, 6 May 2019
Mon, 6 May 21:19 UTCM 7.1 / 133 km - [info] (46 km) Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
GFZ
Cauayan, Negros Occidental, Philippines / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Bed vibrated
Porto / not felt: Wszystko ok. Nic się nie trzęsło
Goroka Eastern Highlands Province (156.7 km NW from epicenter) / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I thought everything in my house will collapse. The quake lasted about 1 minute 15 seconds. It's more bigger than the last earthquake felt when Tari LNG site up in Wabeg has been destroyed. Kelvin Andrew (Goroka)
Central Province (Papua New Guinea) (286 km S from epicenter)(no details): Light (via EMSC)
Morobe Province (Papua New Guinea) (63 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Very shaky waiting for update (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Mon, 6 May 14:13 UTCM 5.1 / 59 km - [info] (38 km) Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
GFZ
Port Moresby / MMI V (Moderate shaking): the quake I felt lasted about 1 minute or o, i was in my office building when i felt it.
Mon, 6 May 05:51 UTCM 2.3 / 27 km - [info] (317 km) Near North Coast of Irian Jaya (Indonesia)
[Map]
BMKG
Sun, 5 May 2019
Sun, 5 May 08:42 UTCM 5.0 / 137 km - [info] (85 km) New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
[Map]
GFZ
Port Moresby (419.4 km SSE from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking): Port Moresby at around 7:20 am this morning Tue.07'.May.2019.It lasted less then a minute.I feel the earth moving and the things in my house moved.
Lae Morobe Province / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kainantu / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Sat, 4 May 2019
Sat, 4 May 15:02 UTCM 4.6 / 87 km - [info] (149 km) New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
[Map]
BMKG
Thu, 2 May 2019
Thu, 2 May 02:29 UTCM 4.9 / 84.7 km - [info] (114 km) New Britain Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
GeoAu
Wed, 1 May 2019
Wed, 1 May 23:33 UTCM 4.9 / 71 km - [info] (88 km) New Ireland Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
EMSC
Wed, 1 May 22:28 UTCM 3.5 / 10 km - [info] (312 km) Irian Jaya, Indonesia
[Map]
BMKG
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Tue, 30 Apr 23:55 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (58 km) 103km SSE of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 30 Apr 23:44 UTCM 5.0 / 49.6 km - [info] (96 km) New Ireland Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
GeoAu
Lihir Island (95.5 km SW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): Audible rumbling and light shaking. Only lasted a few seconds but not uncommon here.
Tue, 30 Apr 21:01 UTCM 4.5 / 14 km - [info]Managlase (25 km) Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
[Map]
BMKG
Tue, 30 Apr 17:06 UTCM 2.3 / 10 km - [info] (283 km) Irian Jaya, Indonesia
[Map]
BMKG
Tue, 30 Apr 01:23 UTCM 4.4 / 66.8 km - [info] (106 km) 72km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea
[Map]
USGS
Sun, 28 Apr 2019
Sun, 28 Apr 10:34 UTCM 4.5 / 159 km - [info] (37 km) New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
[Map]
BMKG
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.9*10^16 J (5212 GWh / 4.5*10^6 tons of TNT / 280.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: