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Latest quakes in or near Bulolo, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea - list, stats and map

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Mag. 5.3 earthquake 39 km south of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea - Oct 24, 2023 - 18 weeks ago
Strongest since 2011Mag. 7.1 26 km southeast of Wau, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea - Dec 14, 2011 - 12 years ago
Updated: Feb 29, 2024 20:56 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Bulolo, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake in or near Bulolo, find out which quakes are happening right now!

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There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Bulolo in the past 24 hours.

Since 2011, Bulolo has had 21 quakes of magnitudes above 4 and up to 7.1:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 7
  • 8 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
  • 12 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
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Oct 24, 2023 09:24 am (Port Moresby)
Oct 23, 2023 23:24 GMT

5.3

54 km
39 km south of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 5 reportsMore
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 20, 2023 09:31 pm (Port Moresby)
Sep 20, 2023 11:31 GMT

4.2

51 km
50 km southwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea More
Monday, March 6, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Mar 6, 2023 11:03 pm (Port Moresby)
Mar 6, 2023 13:03 GMT

4.4

39 km
37 km south of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea More
Thursday, July 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 29, 2022 04:28 am (Port Moresby)
Jul 28, 2022 18:28 GMT

5.8

10 km
44 km southwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 54 reportsMore
Sunday, February 23, 2020 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 23, 2020 07:30 pm (Port Moresby)
Feb 23, 2020 09:30 GMT

4.8

77 km
46 km south of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea More
Saturday, December 29, 2018 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 30, 2018 01:35 am (Port Moresby)
Dec 29, 2018 15:35 GMT

4.8

10 km
49 km southeast of Wau, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea More
Saturday, January 19, 2013 GMT (1 quake)
Jan 19, 2013 07:27 pm (Port Moresby)
Jan 19, 2013 09:27 GMT

4.6

90 km
38 km east of Wau, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea More
Friday, December 7, 2012 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 8, 2012 05:50 am (Port Moresby)
Dec 7, 2012 19:50 GMT

5.6

119 km
43 km southeast of Wau, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea More
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 GMT (2 quakes)
Aug 16, 2012 09:23 am (Port Moresby)
Aug 15, 2012 23:23 GMT

4.7

41 km
29 km southwest of Wau, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea More
Aug 16, 2012 09:23 am (Port Moresby)
Aug 15, 2012 23:23 GMT

4.6

51 km
31 km southeast of Wau, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea More
Thursday, May 24, 2012 GMT (1 quake)
May 25, 2012 04:19 am (Port Moresby)
May 24, 2012 18:19 GMT

5.0

39 km
44 km east of Wau, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.9 x 1015 joules (809 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7 x 105 tons of TNT or 43.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Rabaul, Papua New Guinea (RABL/AU network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Rabaul, Papua New Guinea: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Number of quakes per year

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The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 6 quakes on average per year in or near Bulolo, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea:
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.01 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 100 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 50 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.35 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 2.9 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 1.15 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 1.43 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 1.43 quakes per year
Bulolo has a high level of seismic activity. Bulolo has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 60 to 65 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Bulolo, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, by magnitude

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Bulolo Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Bulolo, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea?

Bulolo has a high level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 6 quakes on average per year in or near Bulolo, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Bulolo has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 60 to 65 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Bulolo?

The last earthquake in Bulolo occurred 18 weeks ago:

A strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit 39 km (24 mi) away from Lae, Morobe Province,  Papua New Guinea, in the morning of Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023 at 9.24 am local time (Pacific/Port Moresby GMT +10). The quake had a shallow depth of 54 km (34 mi) and was reported felt by some people near the epicenter.

How many quakes were there in Bulolo since 2011?

Since 2011, Bulolo has had 1 quake of magnitude 7.1, 8 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, and 12 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0.

What was the strongest quake in Bulolo since 2011?

The strongest earthquake in Bulolo since 2011 occurred 12 years ago:

A powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit 26 km (16 mi) away from Wau, Morobe Province,  Papua New Guinea, in the early afternoon of Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 3.04 pm local time (Pacific/Port Moresby GMT +10). The quake had a moderate depth of 135 km (84 mi) .

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