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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 29 October 2000

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 29 October 2000
Date & time: Sunday, 29 October 2000 08:37 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.766°S / 153.945°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (68 mi) NW of Buka (pop: 0)
192 km (119 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake: New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, 29 Oct 2000 08h37

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (131 quakes):
  • 04 Sep 2002 06:55 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    96.1 km (59.7 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Aug 2002 02:38 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    73.5 km (45.7 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jul 2002 06:32 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    61.8 km (38.4 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jun 2002 06:41 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    55.9 km (34.7 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Mar 2002 18:01 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Oct 2001 03:46 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Sep 2001 10:47 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    20.4 km (12.7 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (82 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2001 08:24 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Sep 2001 21:59 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Sep 2001 19:43 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Aug 2001 13:57 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    58.2 km (36.2 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jul 2001 01:46 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 1 July 2001
  • 13 Jun 2001 17:10 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Mar 2001 20:47 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 2001 12:44 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Feb 2001 04:17 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 29 October 2000

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