Papua New Guinea has had: (M1.5 or greater)

  • 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
  • 2 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 15 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 296 earthquakes in the past 365 days

The largest earthquake in Papua New Guinea:

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1996-02-17 05:59:30 UTC 8.2 magnitude, 33 km depth
Biak, Papua, Indonesia

8.2 magnitude earthquake

1996-02-17 05:59:30 UTC at 05:59
February 17, 1996 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -0.891, 136.952
101.2 km from Biak (63.2 miles)

Biak, Indonesia

Depth: 33 km

B

8.1 magnitude earthquake

2007-04-01 20:39:58 UTC at 20:39
April 01, 2007 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -8.466, 157.043
45.2 km from Gizo (28.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 24 km

C

8.1 magnitude earthquake

1971-07-26 01:23:22 UTC at 01:23
July 26, 1971 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -4.817, 153.172
113.2 km from Kokopo (70.2 miles)

Depth: 40 km

D
1914-05-26 14:22:47 UTC 8.1 magnitude, 15 km depth
Biak, Papua, Indonesia

8.1 magnitude earthquake

1914-05-26 14:22:47 UTC at 14:22
May 26, 1914 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -1.829, 136.943
119.2 km from Biak (74.2 miles)

Biak, Indonesia

Depth: 15 km

E

8.0 magnitude earthquake

2000-11-16 04:54:56 UTC at 04:54
November 16, 2000 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -3.98, 152.169
23.2 km from Rabaul (14.2 miles)

Depth: 33 km

F

8.0 magnitude earthquake

1971-07-14 06:11:30 UTC at 06:11
July 14, 1971 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -5.524, 153.85
201.2 km from Panguna (124.2 miles)

Depth: 40 km

G

8.0 magnitude earthquake

1906-09-14 16:04:43 UTC at 16:04
September 14, 1906 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -6.249, 147.281
61.2 km from Lae (38.2 miles)

Eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Depth: 35 km

H

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1975-07-20 14:37:39 UTC at 14:37
July 20, 1975 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -6.59, 155.054
56.2 km from Panguna (35.2 miles)

Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Depth: 49 km

I
1979-09-12 05:17:51 UTC 7.9 magnitude, 5 km depth
Biak, Papua, Indonesia

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1979-09-12 05:17:51 UTC at 05:17
September 12, 1979 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -1.679, 136.04
55.2 km from Biak (34.2 miles)

Biak, Indonesia

Depth: 5 km

J

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1931-10-03 19:13:22 UTC at 19:13
October 03, 1931 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.117, 161.11
114.2 km from Kirakira (71.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 15 km



A

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1916-01-01 13:20:49 UTC at 13:20
January 01, 1916 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -4.739, 152.548
53.2 km from Kokopo (33.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km

B

7.9 magnitude earthquake

2016-12-17 10:51:12 UTC at 10:51
December 17, 2016 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -4.509, 153.45
132.2 km from Kokopo (82.2 miles)

Depth: 103 km

C

7.9 magnitude earthquake

2017-01-22 04:30:23 UTC at 04:30
January 22, 2017 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -6.214, 155.122
40.2 km from Panguna (25.2 miles)

Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Depth: 136 km

D

7.8 magnitude earthquake

2000-11-17 21:01:56 UTC at 21:01
November 17, 2000 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -5.496, 151.781
137.2 km from Kokopo (85.2 miles)

Depth: 33 km

E

7.8 magnitude earthquake

2000-11-16 07:42:16 UTC at 07:42
November 16, 2000 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -5.233, 153.102
134.2 km from Kokopo (83.2 miles)

Depth: 30 km

F

7.8 magnitude earthquake

1946-09-29 03:02:06 UTC at 03:02
September 29, 1946 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -5.158, 153.379
152.2 km from Kokopo (94.2 miles)

Depth: 50 km

G

7.8 magnitude earthquake

1939-01-30 02:18:30 UTC at 02:18
January 30, 1939 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -7.042, 155.468
80.2 km from Panguna (49.2 miles)

Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Depth: 35 km

H

7.8 magnitude earthquake

1939-04-30 02:55:30 UTC at 02:55
April 30, 1939 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -9.873, 159.812
50.2 km from Honiara (31.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 15 km

I

7.8 magnitude earthquake

1935-09-20 01:46:43 UTC at 01:46
September 20, 1935 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -3.824, 141.416
128.2 km from Aitape (79.2 miles)

Near N Coast Of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Depth: 30 km

J

7.8 magnitude earthquake

1919-05-06 19:41:14 UTC at 19:41
May 06, 1919 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -4.852, 153.714
170.2 km from Kokopo (105.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km



A

7.8 magnitude earthquake

1920-02-02 11:22:24 UTC at 11:22
February 02, 1920 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -4.967, 152.017
73.2 km from Kokopo (45.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km

B

7.8 magnitude earthquake

2016-12-08 17:38:46 UTC at 17:38
December 08, 2016 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -10.676, 161.33
68.2 km from Kirakira (42.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 41 km

C

7.7 magnitude earthquake

2009-01-03 19:43:50 UTC at 19:43
January 03, 2009 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -0.414, 132.885
140.2 km from Manokwari (87.2 miles)

Near N Coast Of Papua, Indonesia

Depth: 17 km

D

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1995-08-16 10:27:28 UTC at 10:27
August 16, 1995 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -5.799, 154.178
155.2 km from Panguna (96.2 miles)

Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Depth: 30 km

E

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1975-07-20 19:54:27 UTC at 19:54
July 20, 1975 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -7.104, 155.152
94.2 km from Panguna (58.2 miles)

Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Depth: 44 km

F
1971-01-10 07:17:05 UTC 7.7 magnitude, 30 km depth
Abepura, Papua, Indonesia

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1971-01-10 07:17:05 UTC at 07:17
January 10, 1971 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -3.184, 139.722
120.2 km from Abepura (74.2 miles)

Papua, Indonesia

Depth: 30 km

G

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1938-05-12 15:39:06 UTC at 15:39
May 12, 1938 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -6.154, 147.634
55.2 km from Finschhafen (34.2 miles)

Eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Depth: 35 km

H
1943-11-06 08:31:41 UTC 7.7 magnitude, 15 km depth
Tual, Maluku, Indonesia

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1943-11-06 08:31:41 UTC at 08:31
November 06, 1943 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -5.602, 134.015
135.2 km from Tual (84.2 miles)

Kepulauan Aru, Indonesia

Depth: 15 km

I

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1931-10-10 00:19:57 UTC at 00:19
October 10, 1931 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -9.732, 161.211
56.2 km from Taro’a (34.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 15 km

J
1916-01-13 08:20:32 UTC 7.7 magnitude, 35 km depth
Nabire, Papua, Indonesia

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1916-01-13 08:20:32 UTC at 08:20
January 13, 1916 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -3.987, 138.011
287.2 km from Nabire (178.2 miles)

Near S Coast Of Papua, Indonesia

Depth: 35 km