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Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - 38 km southwest of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, Australia, on Friday, January 22, 1988 at 12:04 GMT

Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - 38 km southwest of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, Australia, on Friday, January 22, 1988 at 12:04 GMT Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - 38 km southwest of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, Australia, on Friday, January 22, 1988 at 12:04 GMT

Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 5 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 22, 1988 12:04:57 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.7
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.829°S / 133.882°E (Barkly, Northern Territory, Australia)
Antipode19.829°N / 46.118°W
Shaking intensitySevere shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities38 km (24 mi) WSW of Tennant Creek (Northern Territory) (pop: 3,170) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
170 km (105 mi) S of Pamayu (Northern Territory) (pop: 203) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
207 km (128 mi) NE of Willowra (Northern Territory) (pop: 284) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
214 km (133 mi) N of Wilora (Northern Territory) (pop: 88) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
256 km (159 mi) S of Elliott (Northern Territory) (pop: 352) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
274 km (170 mi) N of Anmatjere (Northern Territory) (pop: 522) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
346 km (215 mi) NE of Yuendumu (Northern Territory) (pop: 704) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
379 km (236 mi) ESE of Lajamanu (Northern Territory) (pop: 606) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
881 km (548 mi) SSE of Darwin (Northern Territory) (pop: 129,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.75 kmNorthern Territory, AustraliaUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (22 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 20, 1988 07:07
34 years ago
3.4

10 km
23 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jul 12, 1988 11:26
34 years ago
3.8

10 km
31 km W of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jun 24, 1988 22:22
34 years ago
4.7

10 km
28 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Apr 29, 1988 16:54
35 years ago
4.4

5 km
40 km S of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Apr 2, 1988 20:19
35 years ago
4.9

10 km
44 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Mar 28, 1988 00:27
35 years ago
4.5

5 km
63 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Feb 27, 1988 03:20
35 years ago
4.9

5 km
61 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Feb 6, 1988 19:08
35 years ago
5.0

10 km
42 km W of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Feb 4, 1988 13:30
35 years ago
4.7

10 km
55 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Feb 3, 1988 12:26
35 years ago
4.6

10 km
63 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jan 29, 1988 10:19
35 years ago
5.6

5 km
61 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jan 27, 1988 12:35
35 years ago
3.9

5 km
58 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jan 27, 1988 11:27
35 years ago
5.1

5 km
77 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jan 25, 1988 13:08
35 years ago
4.8

5 km
65 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jan 23, 1988 09:07
35 years ago
4.5

5 km
67 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jan 23, 1988 07:34
35 years ago
4.6

5 km
57 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jan 23, 1988 07:03
35 years ago
4.1

5 km
47 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jan 23, 1988 03:33
35 years ago
4.6

5 km
69 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jan 22, 1988 20:54
35 years ago
5.4

5 km
31 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jan 22, 1988 13:46
35 years ago
4.3

5 km
Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jan 22, 1988 13:01
35 years ago
4.7

5 km
85 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore
Jan 22, 1988 12:39
35 years ago
4.9

5 km
85 km SW of Tennant Creek, Barkly, Northern Territory, AustraliaMore

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