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Past earthquakes near Rabaul, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, during the year 2020

Updated 23 Apr 2021 14:01 GMT -
During 2020, Rabaul was shaken by 4 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above and 8 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0.
Biggest quake: 5.3 quake Solomon Sea, 58 km southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, 23 August 2020 16:46 GMT
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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (12 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Sat, 12 Dec 2020 (GMT) (3 earthquakes)
12 Dec 2020 19:51:10 GMT
4.6

82 km
(45 km)Bismarck Sea, 40 km west of Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
13 Dec 2020 3:48 am (GMT +10) (12 Dec 2020 17:48:05 GMT)
5.0

35 km
(61 km)Bismarck Sea, 85 km northwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
13 Oct 4:41 am (GMT +10) (12 Oct 2020 18:41:58 GMT)
4.9

109 km
(56 km)48 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Sun, 23 Aug 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
23 Aug 2020 16:46:48 GMT
5.3

56 km
(74 km)Solomon Sea, 58 km southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 1 reportMoreMap
Thu, 21 May 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
21 May 2020 23:00:46 GMT
4.8
Tanga (28 km)86 km northeast of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Thu, 7 May 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
7 May 2020 15:16:42 GMT
5.2

136 km
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (22 km) - New Britain, Papua New GuineaBismarck Sea, 7.2 km northeast of Duke of York Island, Papua New Guinea 1 reportMoreMap
Tue, 21 Apr 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2020-04-21 12:12:19 +10:00 (21 Apr 2020 02:12:19 GMT)
4.5

178 km
Tanga (68 km)70 km northeast of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Sun, 19 Apr 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
19 Apr 2020 01:57:31 GMT
4.3

132 km
(54 km)65 km west of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Sun, 12 Apr 2020 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
12 Apr 2020 12:48:03 GMT
4.8

121 km
(38 km)78 km southwest of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
12 Apr 2020 12:25:09 GMT
5.2

10 km
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (16 km) - New Britain, Papua New Guinea11 km southwest of Rabaul, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea 2 reportsMoreMap
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2020-03-21 04:39:36 +10:00 (20 Mar 2020 18:39:36 GMT)
4.5

11 km
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (28 km) - New Britain, Papua New Guinea36 km west of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Mon, 3 Feb 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
3 Feb 2020 05:03:01 GMT
4.8

207 km
Tavui (14 km)34 km north of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.1 x 1013 joules (5.94 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5110 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info

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