Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 16 November 2000 at 07:45 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 16 November 2000 at 07:45 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 16 Nov 2000 07:45:32 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.827°S / 153.226°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
119 km (74 mi) ESE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) ESE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) WNW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (215 mi) NW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
541 km (336 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
847 km (526 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.533 kmNew Ireland region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, 16 November 2000 07:45 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (126 quakes):
  • 05 Apr 2001 15:08 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    60.1 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Mar 2001 20:47 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 2001 12:44 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Feb 2001 04:17 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Feb 2001 04:36 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 2001 18:25 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 2001 17:33 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jan 2001 11:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    64.8 km (40.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jan 2001 09:13 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jan 2001 09:03 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Dec 2000 10:43 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Dec 2000 07:26 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 2000 08:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Dec 2000 14:29 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 2000 15:24 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Dec 2000 23:18 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 16 November 2000 at 07:45 (GMT)
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