Papua New Guinea (PNG) realtime earthquake list

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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)
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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Papua New Guinea time = UTC +10
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Solomon Islands Nov 15 00:36 5.4 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near N. Coast Of New Guinea, Png. Nov 13 08:25 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near N Coast Of New Guinea, Png. Nov 13 08:25 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Angoram, Papua New Guinea Nov 13 08:25 5.0 14 MAP I Felt It
USGS Abepura, Indonesia Nov 11 03:22 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Irian Jaya, Indonesia Nov 11 03:22 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Papua, Indonesia Nov 11 03:22 4.8 9 MAP I Felt It
PTWC Nov 07 21:36 6.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Purari - Light shaking
  • Hides - Maybe 15-30 seconds of shaking. Getting stronger, peaking near the tail end.
  • GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Nov 07 21:26 6.4 121 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Angoram, Papua New Guinea Nov 07 21:26 6.5 107 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea Nov 06 00:28 4.9 137 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Nov 06 00:28 5.0 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Nov 06 00:28 4.9 127 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Nov 04 17:49 4.6 94 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kainantu, Papua New Guinea Nov 04 17:49 4.6 93 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea Nov 02 10:50 4.7 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Nov 02 10:50 4.7 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kainantu, Papua New Guinea Oct 30 14:22 4.9 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Oct 30 14:22 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Oct 30 14:22 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near N Coast Of Papua, Indonesia Oct 28 13:06 4.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Abepura, Indonesia Oct 28 12:15 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It
  • Sentani - It was felt in two jolts one of a second. The second of about three to five seconds.
  • jayapura - 5detik
  • EMSC Near N Coast Of Papua, Indonesia Oct 28 12:15 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near North Coast Of Irian Jaya Oct 28 12:15 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kimbe, Papua New Guinea Oct 27 03:49 4.5 541 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bismarck Sea Oct 27 03:49 4.5 542 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Oct 26 19:29 4.7 16 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Oct 26 19:29 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Oct 26 19:29 4.7 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Oct 26 17:32 4.9 100 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Oct 26 17:32 4.6 109 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Madang, Papua New Guinea Oct 26 17:32 4.9 95 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near N Coast Of Papua, Indonesia Oct 25 11:17 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Oct 25 04:33 4.7 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Oct 25 04:33 4.7 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kandrian, Papua New Guinea Oct 25 02:34 4.2 63 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Oct 25 02:34 4.2 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bismarck Sea Oct 22 17:29 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Bismarck Sea Oct 22 17:29 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lae, Papua New Guinea Oct 20 02:22 5.3 189 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Oct 20 02:22 5.2 199 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lae, Papua New Guinea Oct 18 16:44 5.6 202 MAP I Felt It
  • Hidden Valley Minesite - Woke up at approximately 1:30am and experienced whole room shaking, lasted for approximately 30 seconds as best I can tell
  • Hidden Valley - Alarm for work when off at 2.50 am quake hit just after that good snooze alarm
  • GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Oct 18 16:44 5.6 210 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Oct 16 12:02 4.6 197 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea Oct 16 12:02 5.0 183 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near N Coast Of Papua, Indonesia Oct 13 16:30 3.2 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Madang, Papua New Guinea Oct 11 21:56 5.2 54 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Oct 11 21:56 5.1 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON D'entrecasteaux Islands Region Oct 09 13:09 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC D'entrecasteaux Islands Region Oct 09 13:09 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON D'entrecasteaux Islands Region Oct 09 01:39 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kulumadau, Papua New Guinea Oct 09 01:39 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC D'entrecasteaux Islands Region Oct 09 01:39 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Namatanai, Papua New Guinea Oct 08 12:24 5.0 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Jiwaka Province - PNG - 50-60 seconds. No buildings were destroyed. Only stuff on shelves fell to the floor
  • USGS Kulumadau, Papua New Guinea Oct 06 23:05 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC D'entrecasteaux Islands Region Oct 06 23:05 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Samarai, Papua New Guinea Oct 06 04:03 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC D'entrecasteaux Islands Region Oct 06 04:03 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON D'entrecasteaux Islands Region Oct 06 04:03 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kulumadau, Papua New Guinea Oct 06 01:32 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC D'entrecasteaux Islands Region Oct 06 01:32 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Abepura, Indonesia Oct 03 17:03 4.6 21 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near N Coast Of Papua, Indonesia Oct 03 17:03 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near North Coast Of Irian Jaya Oct 03 17:03 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kainantu, Papua New Guinea Oct 01 05:08 4.2 59 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Oct 01 05:08 4.2 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Sep 30 05:19 4.5 47 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kainantu, Papua New Guinea Sep 30 05:19 4.5 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Sep 28 03:56 4.9 61 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea Sep 28 03:56 4.9 64 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET
    - In depth articles on Papua New Guinean earthquakes written by Earthquake-Report.com (continued)
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    - 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) ?
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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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