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Great mag. 8.0 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Thursday, 16 November 2000

Great mag. 8.0 earthquake  - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Thursday, 16 November 2000
Date & time: Thursday, 16 November 2000 04:54 UTC
Magnitude: 8.0
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.98°S / 152.169°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tavui (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) N of Rabaul (pop: 8,100)
43 km (27 mi) NW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1016 joules (17527 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.5 x 107 tons of TNT or 942.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 16 Nov 04:54 UTCM 8.0 / 33 kmNew Ireland Region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 8.0 quake: New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, 16 Nov 2000 04:54

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (328 quakes):
  • 30 Oct 2003 06:44 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Oct 2003 10:43 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    87.1 km (54.1 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Oct 2003 02:33 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    172 km (107 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 28 October 2003
  • 23 Oct 2003 22:47 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    74.5 km (46.3 mi) depth
    |
    284 km (177 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Oct 2003 22:35 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    29.4 km (18.3 mi) depth
    |
    415 km (258 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 2003 10:19 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    133 km (82.6 mi) depth
    |
    276 km (171 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea on Friday, 17 October 2003
  • 06 Oct 2003 00:00 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    246 km (153 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 2003 23:36 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    237 km (148 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Sep 2003 07:43 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Sep 2003 23:07 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    171 km (106 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2003 08:53 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    121.9 km (75.7 mi) depth
    |
    203 km (126 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Sep 2003 22:59 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    94.1 km (58.5 mi) depth
    |
    214 km (133 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Sep 2003 10:56 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    118.1 km (73.4 mi) depth
    |
    205 km (128 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Sep 2003 06:55 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    50.4 km (31.3 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (100 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Friday, 12 September 2003
  • 16 Aug 2003 15:39 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    156.8 km (97.4 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2003 14:10 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    60.3 km (37.5 mi) depth
    |
    201 km (125 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Great mag. 8.0 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Thursday, 16 November 2000
 

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