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Largest earthquakes in or near Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Jan 25, 2023 19:26 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 8
  • 25 quakes between magnitude 7 and 8
  • 239 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
Since 1900, Kokopo has had 2 quakes of magnitude 8.0 or above, 25 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0, and 239 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 6.4 | South Pacific Ocean, 155 km E of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea -

Strongest quake: Mag. 8.1 | 36 km E of Wallis Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 6 or higher (266 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Oct 14, 2022 8:20 am (GMT +10) (Oct 13, 2022 22:20 GMT)
6.4

72 km
82 km (51 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 155 km east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 5 reportsMore
Apr 13, 2022 1:00 pm (GMT +10) (Apr 13, 2022 03:00 GMT)
6.1

149 km
24 km (15 mi)27 km west of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea More
Nov 30, 2021 8:37 pm (GMT +10) (Nov 30, 2021 10:37 GMT)
6.1

10 km
112 km (70 mi)Bismarck Sea, 132 km northwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 20 reportsMore
Aug 25, 2020 19:08 GMT
6.1

34 km
66 km (41 mi)137 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea 2 reportsMore
Feb 9, 2020 06:04 GMT
6.2

10 km
98 km (61 mi)Solomon Sea, 119 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea 4 reportsMore
May 14, 2019 12:58 GMT
7.6

10 km
38 km (24 mi)Duke of York Island, 38 km northeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 40 reportsMore
Mar 30, 2019 11:20 GMT
6.2

62 km
19 km (12 mi)East New Britain Province, 26 km east of New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea 16 reportsMore
Feb 17, 2019 14:35 GMT
6.0

392 km
60 km (37 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 91 km north of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea More
Oct 10, 2018 22:00 GMT
6.5

10 km
16 km (9.9 mi)Ailo Island, 77 km southwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea More
Oct 10, 2018 20:48 GMT
6.8

10 km
32 km (20 mi)East New Britain Province, 51 km east of New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea 3 reportsMore
Mar 29, 2018 21:25 GMT
6.7

10 km
40 km (25 mi)East New Britain Province, 81 km east of New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea 3 reportsMore
Mar 26, 2018 09:51 GMT
6.6

40 km
34 km (21 mi)East New Britain Province, 76 km northeast of New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea 10 reportsMore
Mar 24, 2018 11:23 GMT
6.2

101 km
42 km (26 mi)East New Britain Province, 69 km east of New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea 3 reportsMore
Mar 8, 2018 17:39 GMT
6.8

40 km
66 km (41 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 102 km east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 4 reportsMore
Jul 13, 2017 03:36 GMT
6.3

10 km
96 km (60 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 107 km southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea More
May 15, 2017 13:22 GMT
6.2

21 km
48 km (30 mi)Bismarck Sea, 40 km northeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2 reportsMore
Dec 17, 2016 10:51 GMT
7.9

93 km
52 km (32 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 134 km east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 4 reportsMore
Aug 31, 2016 03:11 GMT
6.7

501 km
50 km (31 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 84 km northeast of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 1 reportMore
Jun 21, 2016 17:12 GMT
6.2

356 km
75 km (47 mi)Bismarck Sea, 100 km north of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea More
Jan 26, 2016 03:10 GMT
6.1

24 km
127 km (79 mi)Solomon Sea, 148 km southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea More
Jun 30, 2015 03:39 GMT
6.0

48 km
55 km (34 mi)East New Britain Province, 65 km southeast of Lolobau Island, Papua New Guinea More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.6 x 1017 joules (1.6 x 105 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 108 tons of TNT or 8380.2 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)
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Kokopo Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Kokopo?

The last earthquake in Kokopo occurred 15 weeks ago: Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 155 km east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, Oct 14, 2022 at 8:20 am (GMT +10).

How many quakes were there in Kokopo since 1900?

Since 1900, Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea had 266 quakes up to magnitude 8.1.

What was the strongest quake in Kokopo since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Kokopo since 1900 occurred 52 years ago: Major magnitude 8.1 earthquake - 36 km east of Wallis Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, July 26, 1971 at 01:23 GMT.

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