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Largest earthquakes in or near Wau, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Nov 24, 2022 14:02 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 8
  • 9 quakes between magnitude 7 and 8
  • 50 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 434 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, Wau has had 1 quake of magnitude 8.0, 9 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0, 50 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, and 434 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 5.0 | Solomon Sea, 140 km NE of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea -

Strongest quake: Mag. 8.0 | 61 km NE of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (494 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Oct 23, 2022 5:32 am (GMT +10) (Oct 22, 2022 19:32 GMT)
5.0

86 km
67 km (42 mi)Solomon Sea, 140 km northeast of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea More
Sep 13, 2022 1:00 am (GMT +10) (Sep 12, 2022 15:00 GMT)
5.0

98 km
98 km (61 mi)91 km northwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 9 reportsMore
Sep 11, 2022 9:46 am (GMT +10) (Sep 10, 2022 23:46 GMT)
7.6

90 km
111 km (69 mi)78 km northwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 166 reportsMore
Aug 17, 2022 3:25 am (GMT +10) (Aug 16, 2022 17:25 GMT)
5.0

53 km
87 km (54 mi)95 km northwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 2 reportsMore
Aug 15, 2022 11:33 am (GMT +10) (Aug 15, 2022 01:33 GMT)
5.1

64 km
73 km (45 mi)90 km northeast of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 2 reportsMore
Aug 14, 2022 4:57 am (GMT +10) (Aug 13, 2022 18:57 GMT)
5.9

58 km
72 km (45 mi)89 km north of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 19 reportsMore
Jul 29, 2022 4:28 am (GMT +10) (Jul 28, 2022 18:28 GMT)
5.8

10 km
33 km (21 mi)44 km southwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 54 reportsMore
Mar 26, 2022 4:56 am (GMT +10) (Mar 25, 2022 18:56 GMT)
5.0

58 km
71 km (44 mi)90 km northeast of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea More
Mar 25, 2022 11:56 am (GMT +10) (Mar 25, 2022 01:56 GMT)
5.4

110 km
94 km (58 mi)61 km north of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 6 reportsMore
Feb 2, 2022 12:05 am (GMT +10) (Feb 1, 2022 14:05 GMT)
5.4

178 km
17 km (10.6 mi)71 km west of Bulolo, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 11 reportsMore
Jan 12, 2022 11:16 pm (GMT +10) (Jan 12, 2022 13:16 GMT)
5.6

71 km
113 km (70 mi)Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 28 reportsMore
Nov 5, 2021 2:25 am (GMT +10) (Nov 4, 2021 16:25 GMT)
5.2

41 km
113 km (70 mi)63 km east of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 2 reportsMore
11 Jun 5:00 pm (GMT +10) (Jun 11, 2021 07:00 GMT)
5.0

90 km
112 km (70 mi)60 km northeast of Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea More
1 May 10:40 am (GMT +10) (May 1, 2021 00:40 GMT)
5.1

78 km
119 km (74 mi)81 km east of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea More
Feb 17, 2021 12:29 GMT
5.1

115 km
60 km (37 mi)Solomon Sea, 115 km northeast of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea More
Feb 17, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT +10) (Feb 17, 2021 05:00 GMT)
5.0

91 km
90 km (56 mi)75 km northeast of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 4 reportsMore
Feb 4, 2021 2:49 am (GMT +10) (Feb 3, 2021 16:49 GMT)
5.3

26 km
83 km (52 mi)85 km northeast of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 1 reportMore
Jan 24, 2021 2:58 am (GMT +10) (Jan 23, 2021 16:58 GMT)
5.6

45 km
75 km (47 mi)53 km north of Kaingana Island, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 2 reportsMore
Jan 23, 2021 6:34 pm (GMT +10) (Jan 23, 2021 08:34 GMT)
5.4

35 km
75 km (47 mi)54 km north of Kaingana Island, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 3 reportsMore
Jan 23, 2021 1:19 pm (GMT +10) (Jan 23, 2021 03:19 GMT)
5.9

27 km
94 km (58 mi)50 km northwest of Kaingana Island, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 2 reportsMore
Dec 18, 2020 8:16 pm (GMT +10) (Dec 18, 2020 10:16 GMT)
5.2

41 km
98 km (61 mi)72 km northeast of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 3 reportsMore
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.5 x 1017 joules (41146 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.5 x 107 tons of TNT or 2212.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Port Moresby, New Guinea (PMG/IU network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Port Moresby, New Guinea: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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Wau Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Wau?

The last earthquake in Wau occurred 5 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 140 km northeast of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, Oct 23, 2022 at 5:32 am (GMT +10).

How many quakes were there in Wau since 1900?

Since 1900, Wau, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea had 494 quakes up to magnitude 8.0.

What was the strongest quake in Wau since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Wau since 1900 occurred 116 years ago: Major magnitude 8.0 earthquake - 61 km northeast of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, September 14, 1906 at 16:04 GMT.

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