Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 231 km south of West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, on Tuesday, 20 June 2000 at 11:34 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 20 Jun 2000 11:34:00 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.104°S / 97.577°E (Indian Ocean, Cocos (Keeling) Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
231 km (144 mi) SSE of West Island (pop: 120) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||10 km||South Indian Ocean (Cocos (Keeling) Islands)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 Jul 2000 11:54 UTC| M 4.9 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|43 km (27 mi) distance| USGS | Details