Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 195 km south of West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, on Sunday, 18 June 2000 at 14:44 (GMT)
Tremblement de terre majeur magnitude 7.9 at 10 km depth
Date & time: 18 Jun 2000 14:44:13 UTC
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.802°S / 97.453°E (Océan Indien, Îles Cocos)
Nearby towns and cities:
195 km SSE de West Island (pop: 120) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1016 joules (12408 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 667.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 7.9||10 km||South Indian Ocean (Cocos (Keeling) Islands)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 07 Sep 2001 02:45 UTC| M 5.9 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|73 km (45 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Jun 2000 00:02 UTC| M 5.0 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|66 km (41 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 20 Jun 2000 11:34 UTC| M 5.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|36 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 18 Jun 2000 15:05 UTC| M 5.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|32 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details