Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 171 km south of West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, on Sunday, 18 June 2000 at 15:05 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 18 Jun 2000 15:05:31 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.645°S / 97.203°E (Indian Ocean, Cocos (Keeling) Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
171 km (106 mi) SSE of West Island (pop: 120) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.4||10 km||South Indian Ocean (Cocos (Keeling) Islands)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 29 Jul 2000 11:54 UTC| M 4.9 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|22 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 20 Jun 2000 06:12 UTC| M 4.6 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|25 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 18 Jun 2000 17:29 UTC| M 4.3 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 18 Jun 2000 15:50 UTC| M 4.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details