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Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Thursday, 16 November 2000

Major mag. 7.8 earthquake  - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Thursday, 16 November 2000
Date & time: Thursday, 16 November 2000 07:42 UTC
Magnitude: 7.8
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.233°S / 153.102°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
155 km (96 mi) SE of Rabaul (pop: 8,100)
175 km (109 mi) W of Buka (pop: 0)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1016 joules (8784 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7.6 x 106 tons of TNT or 472.4 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.8 quake: New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, 16 Nov 2000 07h42

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (247 quakes):
  • 23 Oct 2002 04:33 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    216 km (134 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Sep 2002 06:55 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    96.1 km (59.7 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Aug 2002 02:38 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    73.5 km (45.7 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jul 2002 06:32 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    61.8 km (38.4 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jun 2002 19:47 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    47.9 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2002 05:46 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    234 km (145 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jun 2002 13:44 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    79.6 km (49.5 mi) depth
    |
    261 km (162 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jun 2002 11:39 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    87.6 km (54.4 mi) depth
    |
    223 km (139 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jun 2002 16:24 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    249 km (155 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jun 2002 06:41 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    55.9 km (34.7 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 May 2002 11:03 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2002 13:15 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    173 km (107 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2002 03:11 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    202 km (126 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Apr 2002 01:56 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    48.4 km (30.1 mi) depth
    |
    218 km (135 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Apr 2002 08:44 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    265 km (165 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Mar 2002 07:20 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    48.7 km (30.3 mi) depth
    |
    167 km (104 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Thursday, 16 November 2000
 

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