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:
25 May - 1 Jun 2019: Etna Discovery - Etna volcano (Italy)
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

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Thursday, 7 May 2015

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Thursday, 7 May 2015
May 9 14:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.4.
Date & time: Thu, 7 May 21:18:47 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 71.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.94°S / 152.08°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Rabaul (Tavurvur) (76 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9*10^12 J (2.21 GWh / 1898 tons of TNT / 0.1 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 7 May 2015
Thu, 7 May 21:18 UTCM 5.1 / 69 km67km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Thu, 7 May 21:18 UTCM 5.1 / 100 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Thu, 7 May 21:18 UTCM 5.5 / 92 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Fri, 8 May 2015
Fri, 8 May 01:34 UTCM 4.7 / 49.4 km - [info]173km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Fri, 8 May 09:07 UTCM 5.1 / 46.1 km - [info]124km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sat, 9 May 2015
Sat, 9 May 03:27 UTCM 5.1 / 60 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sat, 9 May 05:00 UTCM 5.1 / 67 km - [info]New Britain Region, PNG[Map]GeoAu
Sat, 9 May 09:42 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 9 May 11:14 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 9 May 12:38 UTCM 4.6 / 30 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sun, 10 May 2015
Sun, 10 May 18:28 UTCM 4.8 / 53 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sun, 10 May 22:52 UTCM 4.8 / 32 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Tue, 12 May 2015
Tue, 12 May 18:03 UTCM 5.0 / 65.7 km - [info]120km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Thu, 14 May 2015
Thu, 14 May 10:43 UTCM 4.9 / 54 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Thu, 14 May 23:54 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Fri, 15 May 2015
Fri, 15 May 21:11 UTCM 4.9 / 47 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sun, 17 May 2015
Sun, 17 May 00:56 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]20km W of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sun, 17 May 03:56 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sun, 17 May 15:54 UTCM 4.7 / 58 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Mon, 18 May 2015
Mon, 18 May 20:42 UTCM 5.0 / 47.5 km - [info]121km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Tue, 19 May 2015
Tue, 19 May 02:24 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Tue, 19 May 11:10 UTCM 4.8 / 30 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sat, 23 May 2015
Sat, 23 May 11:53 UTCM 4.6 / 50.8 km - [info]116km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sat, 23 May 19:28 UTCM 5.8 / 65 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sun, 24 May 2015
Sun, 24 May 13:30 UTCM 4.6 / 144 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Tue, 26 May 2015
Tue, 26 May 07:40 UTCM 5.0 / 81 km - [info]New Ireland Region, PNG[Map]GeoAu
Sat, 30 May 2015
Sat, 30 May 05:19 UTCM 4.8 / 53.4 km - [info]160km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sat, 6 Jun 2015
Sat, 6 Jun 22:26 UTCM 4.8 / 30 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Fri, 12 Jun 2015
Fri, 12 Jun 16:39 UTCM 4.9 / 56 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Fri, 12 Jun 16:44 UTCM 5.0 / 75 km - [info]New Britain Region, PNG[Map]GeoAu
Fri, 12 Jun 17:30 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Fri, 12 Jun 17:39 UTCM 4.7 / 56 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sat, 13 Jun 2015
Sat, 13 Jun 15:07 UTCM 4.6 / 35 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sat, 13 Jun 15:23 UTCM 4.4 / 35 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Mon, 15 Jun 2015
Mon, 15 Jun 15:45 UTCM 4.4 / 54 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sat, 27 Jun 2015
Sat, 27 Jun 12:24 UTCM 5.0 / 62 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 27 Jun 15:00 UTCM 4.7 / 30.2 km - [info]- 97km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sat, 27 Jun 16:21 UTCM 5.0 / 54 km - [info] NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sat, 27 Jun 21:30 UTCM 4.9 / 35 km - [info]- 119km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Tue, 30 Jun 2015
Tue, 30 Jun 03:39 UTCM 6.0 / 48 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 4 Jul 2015
Sat, 4 Jul 01:33 UTCM 4.5 / 94.6 km - [info]- 66km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Tue, 7 Jul 2015
Tue, 7 Jul 00:43 UTCM 4.7 / 111 km - [info] NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Tue, 7 Jul 07:53 UTCM 5.1 / 33 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Tue, 7 Jul 09:33 UTCM 4.4 / 120 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Tue, 7 Jul 16:41 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Thu, 9 Jul 2015
Thu, 9 Jul 10:07 UTCM 5.1 / 110 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 11 Jul 2015
Sat, 11 Jul 01:53 UTCM 5.3 / 67 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 11 Jul 03:03 UTCM 4.9 / 40.1 km - [info]- 93km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Fri, 17 Jul 2015
Fri, 17 Jul 19:39 UTCM 5.2 / 51 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sun, 19 Jul 2015
Sun, 19 Jul 05:48 UTCM 4.7 / 47.8 km - [info]- 55km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sat, 1 Aug 2015
Sat, 1 Aug 16:05 UTCM 4.5 / 29 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Mon, 3 Aug 2015
Mon, 3 Aug 16:41 UTCM 5.2 / 59 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Mon, 10 Aug 2015
Mon, 10 Aug 12:00 UTCM 4.9 / 55 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ

 

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: