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Largest earthquakes in or near Wagipa Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Nov 30, 2022 17:44 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 5 quakes above magnitude 6
  • 49 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
  • 107 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
Since 1900, Wagipa Island has had 5 quakes of magnitude 6.0 or above, 49 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, and 107 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 5.5 | Solomon Sea, 192 km SE of Popondetta, Sohe, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea -

Strongest quake: Mag. 6.4 | Kwaiope Island, Papua New Guinea -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 4 or higher (161 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Jun 23, 2022 12:04 pm (GMT +10) (Jun 23, 2022 02:04 GMT)
5.5

10 km
58 km (36 mi)Solomon Sea, 192 km southeast of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea More
Sep 13, 2020 06:31 GMT
4.5

115 km
122 km (76 mi)348 km east of Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea 1 reportMore
Jul 31, 2020 20:37 GMT
4.2

10 km
98 km (61 mi)82 km southeast of Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea More
May 15, 2020 02:17 GMT
4.4

232 km
226 km (140 mi)210 km northeast of Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea More
Mar 20, 2020 13:44 GMT
4.9

79 km
157 km (98 mi)331 km northeast of Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea More
Jan 16, 2020 22:09 GMT
5.0

10 km
16 km (9.9 mi)Solomon Sea, 95 km northeast of Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea More
2019-09-18 16:10:18 UTC (Sep 18, 2019 16:10 GMT)
5.1

10 km
46 km (29 mi)Solomon Sea, 58 km northwest of Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea More
May 9, 2019 21:46 GMT
4.8

10 km
127 km (79 mi)Solomon Sea, 418 km east of Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea More
2019-04-18 09:50:49 +10:00 (Apr 17, 2019 23:50 GMT)
4.6

10 km
23 km (14 mi)Solomon Sea, 407 km east of Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea More
Apr 17, 2019 23:26 GMT
5.0

83 km
7 km (4.3 mi)Kwaiope Island, Milne Bay Province, 406 km east of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea More
Apr 17, 2019 23:07 GMT
4.9

10 km
111 km (69 mi)Solomon Sea, 431 km east of Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea More
Apr 17, 2019 21:15 GMT
4.9

20 km
46 km (29 mi)Solomon Sea, 416 km east of Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea More
Apr 17, 2019 15:15 GMT
4.9

2 km
33 km (21 mi)Solomon Sea, 417 km east of Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea More
Apr 17, 2019 08:22 GMT
5.1

93 km
47 km (29 mi)Solomon Sea, 62 km north of Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea More
Mar 2, 2019 12:27 GMT
4.8

10 km
66 km (41 mi)Ipoteto Island, 70 km northwest of Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea More
Feb 23, 2019 17:40 GMT
5.0

10 km
56 km (35 mi)Solomon Sea, 76 km northwest of Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea More
Jul 30, 2018 07:46 GMT
5.3

10 km
26 km (16 mi)Solomon Sea, 53 km northeast of Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea More
Aug 20, 2015 13:29 GMT
5.4

44 km
124 km (77 mi)Solomon Sea, 318 km northeast of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea More
May 15, 2015 10:30 GMT
5.3

10 km
37 km (23 mi)Solomon Sea, 69 km north of Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea More
May 21, 2014 12:30 GMT
4.5

56 km
116 km (72 mi)Solomon Sea, 281 km northeast of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea More
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 01:36:22 (Oct 7, 2013 15:36 GMT)
4.7

36 km
99 km (62 mi)Solomon Sea, 135 km east of Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.3 x 1015 joules (357 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.1 x 105 tons of TNT or 19.2 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)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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Wagipa Island Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Wagipa Island?

The last earthquake in Wagipa Island occurred 31 weeks ago: Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 192 km southeast of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 at 12:04 pm (GMT +10).

How many quakes were there in Wagipa Island since 1900?

Since 1900, Wagipa Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea had 161 quakes up to magnitude 6.4.

What was the strongest quake in Wagipa Island since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Wagipa Island since 1900 occurred 37 years ago: Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Kwaiope Island, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, October 29, 1985 at 14:10 GMT.

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