List of earthquakes in Papua New Guinea

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Earthquakes in Papua New Guinea are due to its location near the geologically-active Pacific Ring of Fire.

Date Region Mag. MMI Deaths Injuries Comments
2018-04-07 New Guinea 6.3 Mw VII 4 Aftershock [1]
2018-03-06 New Guinea 6.7 Mw VII 25 Aftershock [2]
2018-03-04 New Guinea 6.0 Mw VII 11 Aftershock [3]
2018-02-25 New Guinea 7.5 Mw IX 160 500+ Heavy damage / Landslides [4][5]
2017-01-22 Bougainville Island 7.9 Mw VIII 3 15 Moderate damage / Tsunami (local) [6]
2010-07-18 New Britain 7.3 Mw VII Minimal damage [7]
2002-09-09 Sandaun Province 7.6 Mw 4 70 Tsunami (local) [8]
2002-01-10 Sandaun Province 6.7 Mw 1 200 homes destroyed at Aitape [9]
2000-11-16 New Ireland 7.8 Mw Additional damage / doublet
2000-11-16 New Ireland 8.0 Mw 2 Tsunami (local) / doublet
1998-07-17 Sandaun Province 7.0 Mw VIII 2,183–2,700 Thousands Destructive local tsunami (15 m (49 ft))
1993-10-13 Morobe Province 6.9 Mw 60 200 Landslides [10]
1989-03-11 southern New Ireland 5.8 Mw V 1 Landslide [11]
1987-02-09 Morobe Province 7.4 Ms 3 Landslide [12]
1985-05-11 New Britain 7.2 Mw VIII 1 Landslides [13]
1984-03-27 Karkar Island 6.5 Mw VIII 11 Many buildings destroyed [14]
1971-07-26 PNG / Solomon Islands 8.1 Mw VI Tsunami (local) / doublet
1971-07-14 PNG / Solomon Islands 8.0 Mw IX 2 5 Tsunami (local) / doublet
1970-10-31 North coast 6.9 Mw VIII 5–18 20 3 m (10 ft) tsunami
1968-10-23 North coast 7.5 Moderate damage NGDC
1968-02-12 New Ireland 7.8 VIII Minimal damage NGDC
1967-08-13 Bismarck Sea 6.4 Ms Severe damage / tsunami NGDC
1964-11-17 New Britain 7.6 Ms VIII Minimal damage / tsunami NGDC
1953-04-23 PNG / Solomon Islands 7.4 Mw Minimal damage / tsunami NGDC
1941-01-13 Bismarck Sea 7.4 Mw 4 Moderate damage / tsunami NGDC
1939-01-30 Bougainville Island 7.8 Ms 5 Many Moderate damage / tsunami NGDC
1938-05-12 7.5 Ms Minimal damage / tsunami NGDC
1937-05-28 New Britain VIII 507 Volcanic eruption / tsunami at Tavurvur NGDC
1933-12-12 Minimal damage / tsunami NGDC
1922-01-19 Bismarck Sea 7.5 Ms Minimal damage / tsunami NGDC
1920-02-02 New Britain 7.7 Ms Minimal damage / tsunami NGDC
1919-05-06 PNG / Solomon Islands 7.8 Mw Minimal damage / tsunami NGDC
1916-01-01 PNG / Solomon Islands 7.9 Mw Minimal damage / tsunami NGDC
1906-10-02 Bismarck Sea 7.2 Mw Limited damage / tsunami NGDC
1906-09-14 New Britain 8.0 Mw Minimal damage / tsunami NGDC
1900-09-10 Bismarck Sea 6.8 Ms Some Severe damage / tsunami NGDC
1873 Maclay Coast 8.0 Ms Some Moderate damage / tsunami NGDC
1857-04-17 Bismarck Sea 8.0 Ms Minimal damage / tsunami NGDC
Note: The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand alone articles. The principles described also apply to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M 6.3 - 88km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  2. ^ "At least 25 killed in PNG aftershocks". Courier Mail. 2018-03-07. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  3. ^ "Strong aftershocks rock PNG leaving 11 people dead". ABC News. 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  4. ^ "Pray for those suffering - Post Courier". postcourier.com.pg. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  5. ^ "Death toll in Papua New Guinea quake rises to 75 | IOL News". Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  6. ^ USGS. "M 7.9 - 41km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea". United States Geological Survey.
  7. ^ Earthquake Hazards Program, USGS. "Magnitude 7.3 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA". Earthquake Hazards Program. United States Geological Survey. Archived from the original on 21 July 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  8. ^ USGS. "M7.6 - near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea". United States Geological Survey.
  9. ^ USGS. "M6.7 - near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea". United States Geological Survey.
  10. ^ USGS. "M6.9 - eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea". United States Geological Survey.
  11. ^ USGS. "M5.8 - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea". United States Geological Survey.
  12. ^ USGS. "M7.4 - eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea". United States Geological Survey.
  13. ^ USGS. "M7.2 - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea". United States Geological Survey.
  14. ^ USGS. "M6.5 - near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea". United States Geological Survey.

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