Papua New Guinea (PNG) realtime earthquake list

Last update: February 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm by By

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Papua New Guinea

In depth articles on Papua New Guinean earthquakes written by Earthquake-Report.com
- Strong shallow earthquake below the rain-forest of Eastern Papua New Guinea (Febr. 16, 2012)
- Massive but deep earthquake below Eastern Papua New Guinea (Dec. 14, 2011)
- Shallow M6.0 in Papua New Guinea (Oct. 18,2011)
- Very strong earthquake almost below Papua New Guinea Finschhafen (Oct. 14, 2011)
- Strong earthquake near Wewak, Papua New Guinea (Sept. 13, 2011)
See other articles below

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Papua New Guinea time = UTC +10
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 06 07:06 5.2 46 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 07:06 5.2 40 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 07:06 5.1 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kandrian, Papua New Guinea May 06 06:05 4.7 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 06:05 4.7 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 06:05 4.9 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea May 06 03:17 5.4 46 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 03:17 5.4 60 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 03:17 5.4 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea May 06 01:52 4.6 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 01:52 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 01:35 5.0 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kandrian, Papua New Guinea May 06 01:35 5.0 44 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 01:35 5.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea May 05 21:19 4.8 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Ireland Region, P.n.g. May 05 21:19 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 21:13 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 21:13 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 20:39 5.0 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 20:39 5.0 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 19:36 4.5 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 17:28 4.7 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 17:28 4.5 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 17:28 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 16:39 4.7 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 16:39 4.7 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 15:07 4.6 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 15:07 4.6 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 08:47 4.9 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 08:47 5.0 60 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 08:47 5.0 61 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 08:16 5.3 42 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 08:16 5.6 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 08:16 5.6 40 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 06:11 4.9 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 06:11 4.9 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 05:07 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It
USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea May 05 05:07 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 05:03 5.2 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Ireland Region, P.n.g. May 05 05:02 5.2 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 03:55 5.2 51 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 03:55 5.2 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 03:55 5.3 34 MAP I Felt It
PTWC May 05 03:30 7.4 0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 02:40 5.2 33 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 02:40 5.2 30 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 02:40 5.3 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 02:33 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It
USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea May 05 02:33 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 02:06 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 02:06 5.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 01:58 5.5 60 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 01:58 5.6 57 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 01:54 5.9 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 01:54 5.8 35 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 01:53 5.8 55 MAP I Felt It
PTWC May 05 01:50 7.5 0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 01:44 7.4 63 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 01:44 7.5 42 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 01:44 7.4 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 01:44 7.4 40 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 01:44 7.5 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 01:44 7.4 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
WCATWC New Britain Region P.n.g. May 05 01:44 7.5 9 MAP I Felt It
  • west new britain - it was around half eleven and we were in class with our teacher mrs thomas. we were lucky our teacher was just telling us about earthquakes and what to do when occurs so we were fine. there was no damage or casualties, but there were damages in east New Britain.
  • USGS Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea May 04 20:16 4.7 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. May 04 20:16 4.7 69 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. May 04 20:16 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 04 08:09 5.1 60 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 04 08:09 5.1 68 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 04 08:09 5.2 29 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET
    - In depth articles on Papua New Guinean earthquakes written by Earthquake-Report.com (continued)
    - Happy-end for the people from Bam (Biem) volcano island after M 6.8 earthquake (Aug.1, 2011)
    - Papua New Guinea, New Britain earthquake : many damaging earthquakes in the same area since 1900 (Jun. 16, 2011)
    - Strong earthquake below Papua New Guinea (May 21, 2011)
    - Strong Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea (May 16, 2011)
    - Very dangerous and strong earthquake close to Kandrian, New Britain, Papua New Guinea (March 10, 2011)
    - Strong coastal earthquake below New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea (Nov. 23, 2010)
    - Powerful earthquake under New Britain (Papua New Guinea) (Nov. 2, 2010)
    - Powerful earthquake near coastal villages in Papua New Guinea (Nov. 1, 2010)
    - Papua New Guinea “ 2 earthquakes strike near New Britain’s Kimbe (Aug. 30, 2010)
    - Papua New Guinea “ M 6.4 “ Heavy earthquake in the Solomon Sea, 70 km from Bougainville Island (Aug. 20, 2010)
    - Papua New Guinea “ M 6.3 “ Heavy but deep earthquake in Papua New Guinea’s New Britain (Aug. 16, 2010)
    - Papua New Guinea “ M 7.0 “ Heavy earthquake under New Britain Island (Aug. 5, 2010)
    - Papua New Guinea “ M 6.4 “ Heavy but deep earthquake near the coast of Long Island (Aug. 4, 2010)
    - Papua New Guinea “ M 5.2 “ Moderate aftershock on the coast of New Britain (Aug. 1, 2010)
    - Tectonic plates near Papua New Guinea

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
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    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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