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Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Friday, 17 November 2000

Major mag. 7.8 earthquake  - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Friday, 17 November 2000
Date & time: Friday, 17 November 2000 21:01 UTC
Magnitude: 7.8
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.496°S / 151.781°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bamus (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
138 km (86 mi) SW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
150 km (93 mi) SW of Rabaul (pop: 8,100)
182 km (113 mi) E of Kimbe (pop: 18,800)
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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 17 Nov 21:01 UTCM 7.8 / 33 kmNew Britain Region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 7.8 quake: New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, 17 Nov 2000 21h01

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (189 quakes):
  • 23 Oct 2002 04:33 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Sep 2002 06:55 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    96.1 km (59.7 mi) depth
    |
    238 km (148 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Aug 2002 02:38 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    73.5 km (45.7 mi) depth
    |
    154 km (96 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Aug 2002 02:41 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    149 km (92.6 mi) depth
    |
    230 km (143 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jul 2002 06:32 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    61.8 km (38.4 mi) depth
    |
    172 km (107 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jun 2002 19:47 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    47.9 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    170 km (106 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2002 05:46 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    141 km (88 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jun 2002 11:39 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    87.6 km (54.4 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jun 2002 16:24 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    194 km (120 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jun 2002 18:52 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    39.4 km (24.5 mi) depth
    |
    287 km (178 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jun 2002 06:41 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    55.9 km (34.7 mi) depth
    |
    198 km (123 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 May 2002 11:03 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    151 km (94 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2002 13:15 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2002 03:11 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Apr 2002 19:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    43.6 km (27.1 mi) depth
    |
    217 km (135 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Apr 2002 01:56 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    48.4 km (30.1 mi) depth
    |
    341 km (212 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Friday, 17 November 2000

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