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
EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Apr 21 11:25 5.1 60 MAP I Felt It
USGS Panguna, Papua New Guinea Apr 21 09:04 5.2 46 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Apr 21 02:31 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 20 23:00 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kandrian, Papua New Guinea Apr 20 23:00 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Apr 20 22:30 4.6 85 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Solomon Islands Apr 20 22:30 4.6 85 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kandrian, Papua New Guinea Apr 20 08:56 4.9 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 20 08:56 4.8 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 20 08:56 4.9 65 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Apr 20 04:23 5.1 33 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Solomon Islands Apr 20 04:23 5.2 42 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Apr 19 15:53 4.9 80 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Solomon Islands Apr 19 15:53 4.9 42 MAP I Felt It
USGS Panguna, Papua New Guinea Apr 19 15:52 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It
USGS Panguna, Papua New Guinea Apr 19 14:32 4.7 106 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Apr 19 14:24 4.9 49 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 17 18:06 4.5 142 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 17 18:06 4.5 135 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kimbe, Papua New Guinea Apr 17 18:06 4.5 142 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 16 16:07 4.8 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea Apr 16 16:07 4.8 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea Apr 15 19:16 5.3 47 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Apr 15 19:16 5.2 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Apr 15 19:16 5.2 66 MAP I Felt It
USGS Lae, Papua New Guinea Apr 15 11:22 4.5 191 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Apr 15 11:22 4.5 197 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Apr 15 11:22 4.5 190 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kandrian, Papua New Guinea Apr 14 02:42 4.6 119 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 14 02:42 4.6 123 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 14 02:42 4.7 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Apr 11 17:18 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kavieng, Papua New Guinea Apr 11 17:18 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Apr 11 17:18 4.8 47 MAP I Felt It
USGS Panguna, Papua New Guinea Apr 11 09:36 4.7 65 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 11 09:36 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Vanimo, Papua New Guinea Apr 10 18:19 4.9 73 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Apr 10 18:19 5.0 61 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Apr 10 18:19 4.9 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea Apr 08 22:22 4.8 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 08 22:22 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 08 22:22 4.8 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kimbe, Papua New Guinea Apr 08 14:41 4.6 462 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 08 14:41 4.6 462 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea Apr 08 11:18 4.5 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Apr 08 11:18 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 07 22:40 4.2 40 MAP I Felt It
USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea Apr 07 22:40 4.2 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Aitape, Papua New Guinea Apr 05 03:34 5.2 62 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Apr 05 03:34 5.2 52 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Apr 05 03:34 5.3 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 02 15:00 4.7 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea Apr 02 15:00 4.7 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 31 13:41 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It
  • NCD - A little startled but all good now...
  • GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 31 13:41 5.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Port Moresby - First time experience, I was sitting on the verender & felt the verender shook literally it trembled for some good seconds.
  • POM - Felt light shaking at around 23:45...LASTS ABOUT 6 TO 10 SECONDS...NOTICE PLANTS ON POT SHAKING...
  • Port Moresby - Wake me up, feels like somebody shake the bed for 1-2 seconds
  • Port Moresby - Three episodes over 30-40 mins. Approx 10mins between 2 and 3 with last being by far worst. Last 5 to 7 seconds. Cracks on walls in several units.
  • USGS Kokoda, Papua New Guinea Mar 31 13:41 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kokoda, Papua New Guinea Mar 31 13:19 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 31 13:19 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 31 13:19 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Mar 28 16:15 5.2 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea Mar 28 16:14 5.0 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Mar 28 16:14 5.2 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Mar 28 07:07 4.9 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Mar 28 07:07 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Mar 28 07:07 4.8 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 27 15:32 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 27 15:32 5.0 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea Mar 27 15:32 4.9 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 27 11:52 4.8 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 27 11:52 4.8 149 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) ?
    People :
    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.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    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) ?
    People
    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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