Deadly earthquakes of November 16 since 1900 - Albania and Papua New Guinea

New Britain, PNG, November 16, 2000

M 5.6    1982    Depth 21.9 km    Albania - killing 1 people
One person killed, 12 injured and extensive damage (VIII) in the Fier, Berat and Lushjne districts.
Felt (IV) at Titograd, Yugoslavia. Also felt in northwestern Greece and in southern Italy.
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M 8.0    2000    Depth 27.6 km    Papua New Guinea - killing 2 people
The 2000 New Ireland earthquakes were a series of large earthquakes that occurred off the coast of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea on November 16 and 17, 2000.
The main shock was a magnitude 8.0 Mw strike-slip event that occurred on November 16 at 04:54 UTC, and ruptured a section of the transform boundary between the north and south Bismarck plates. A 7.8 magnitude thrust earthquake followed at 07:42 UTC with its epicenter 175 km south of the first earthquake at the southern end of its rupture zone. Another 7.8 magnitude thrust event occurred on November 17 at 21:01 UTC, this time occurring 174 km south west of the initial event  in eastern New Britain.
This sequence of earthquakes killed 2 people, and triggered landslides in southern New Ireland. Damage caused by the events and the following tsunami occurred in New Britain, Duke of York Island, western Bougainville and Buka. The magnitude 8.0 event was the largest earthquake to occur in the world during 2000. (Source : Wikipedia)
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