Geodetic monitoring of the November 16, 2000 - New Ireland Earthquake
On 16 November 2000 a Magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurred off the west coast of New Ireland, north of the Duke of York Islands. The event, a major left-lateral strike-slip earthquake, ruptured the Weitin Fault over hundreds of kilometres and caused massive horizontal land movements in the Gazelle Peninsula and New Ireland. The earthquake occurred on the boundary between the Pacific and South Bismarck Plates and represents a release of strain that has built up over several decades during the...[Show more]
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