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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2012p988084
Intensity strong
Universal TimeDecember 31 2012, 14:11:11
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Jan 1 2013, 3:11:11 am
Depth10 km
Location25 km north-west of Opunake
Latitude, Longitude-39.29, 173.69
Status reviewed
Quality best

Quake Map

Interactive map showing quake location.


Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
054 09:21:432012-12-31T14:11:11.798Z-39.29173.69104.9reviewedbest
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2015-02-23T23:32:54.891Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-04-29T11:13:10.665Z (UT).