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Past earthquakes in or near Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, during the year 2020

Updated 8 May 2021 23:26 GMT -
During 2020, Eastern Highlands Province was shaken by 1 quake of magnitude 6.3, 4 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, and 16 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0.
Biggest quake: 6.3 quake Morobe Province, 39 km northeast of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea, 8 Oct 5:35 pm (GMT +10)
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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (21 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Wed, 2 Dec 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
3 Dec 2020 3:04 am (GMT +10) (2 Dec 2020 17:04:27 GMT)
4.9

80 km
138 km (86 mi)Madang Province, 94 km northeast of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands), Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Sun, 1 Nov 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2 Nov 2020 2:24 am (GMT +10) (1 Nov 2020 16:24:56 GMT)
4.6

90 km
78 km (48 mi)21 km east of Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
24 Oct 9:09 am (GMT +10) (23 Oct 2020 23:09:05 GMT)
4.9

10 km
92 km (57 mi)79 km northeast of Mount Hagen, Dei District, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
22 Oct 2020 3:38 am (GMT +10) (21 Oct 2020 17:38:57 GMT)
4.4

109 km
103 km (64 mi)35 km northeast of Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
19 Oct 2020 6:20 am (GMT +10) (18 Oct 2020 20:20:36 GMT)
4.5

109 km
71 km (44 mi)120 km north of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Thu, 8 Oct 2020 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
8 Oct 2020 23:14:36 GMT
5.2

113 km
101 km (63 mi)Morobe Province, 42 km east of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea 2 reportsMoreMap
8 Oct 5:35 pm (GMT +10) (8 Oct 2020 07:35:32 GMT)
6.3

104 km
112 km (70 mi)Morobe Province, 39 km northeast of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea 77 reportsMoreMap
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
18 Sep 2020 20:59:48 GMT
5.1

125 km
23 km (14 mi)Bismarck Sea, 136 km north of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 2 reportsMoreMap
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
13 Sep 2020 10:28:17 GMT
5.5

38 km
73 km (45 mi)78 km north of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 4 reportsMoreMap
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
24 Jul 2020 22:23:54 GMT
4.8

75 km
79 km (49 mi)74 km north of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Wed, 1 Jul 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
1 Jul 2020 19:46:31 GMT
4.5

87 km
66 km (41 mi)87 km north of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Sun, 24 May 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2020-05-25 07:36:49 +10:00 (24 May 2020 21:36:49 GMT)
4.6

121 km
50 km (31 mi)82 km east of Madang, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Sun, 12 Apr 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2020-04-12 11:26:16 +10:00 (12 Apr 2020 01:26:16 GMT)
4.5

35 km
31 km (19 mi)146 km north of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Sun, 5 Apr 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2020-04-05 23:26:00 +10:00 (5 Apr 2020 13:26:00 GMT)
4.6

109 km
88 km (55 mi)9.4 km northeast of Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea 3 reportsMoreMap
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2020-03-28 14:27:59 +10:00 (28 Mar 2020 04:27:59 GMT)
4.3

87 km
82 km (51 mi)13 km northwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
2020-03-23 21:55:26 +10:00 (23 Mar 2020 11:55:26 GMT)
4.4

68 km
72 km (45 mi)125 km northwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 2 reportsMoreMap
2020-02-23 19:30:35 +10:00 (23 Feb 2020 09:30:35 GMT)
4.8

77 km
32 km (20 mi)46 km south of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Fri, 7 Feb 2020 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
7 Feb 2020 20:31:22 GMT
4.5

97 km
104 km (65 mi)119 km northwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
7 Feb 2020 17:48:44 GMT
4.6

101 km
116 km (72 mi)91 km northwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
13 Jan 2020 10:28:38 GMT
4.6

135 km
91 km (57 mi)33 km southeast of Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea 1 reportMoreMap
Tue, 7 Jan 2020 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
7 Jan 2020 01:38:18 GMT
5.1

205 km
13 km (8.1 mi)Bismarck Sea, 17 km south of Long Island, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea MoreMap
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.1 x 1014 joules (57.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 49736 tons of TNT or 3.1 atomic bombs!) More info

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