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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2016p118944
Intensity severe
Universal TimeFebruary 14 2016, 0:13:43
NZ Daylight TimeSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:13:43 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude5.7
Location10 km east of Christchurch
Latitude, Longitude-43.50, 172.75
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Typeearthquake
Status reviewed
Quality best

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
005 03:19:432016-02-14T00:13:43.988Z-43.50172.7585.7reviewedbest
000 00:13:532016-02-14T00:13:43.363Z-43.50172.83155.7reviewedbest
000 00:13:532016-02-14T00:13:43.204Z-43.51172.79305.9automaticgood
000 00:11:002016-02-14T00:13:43.204Z-43.51172.79305.9automaticgood
000 00:06:232016-02-14T00:13:43.177Z-43.51172.79305.9automaticgood
000 00:02:572016-02-14T00:13:43.315Z-43.51172.81315.9automaticgood
000 00:01:582016-02-14T00:13:42.935Z-43.51172.74195.6automaticgood
000 00:01:072016-02-14T00:13:42.935Z-43.51172.74195.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:062016-02-14T00:13:42.935Z-43.51172.74195.7automaticcaution
000 00:01:032016-02-14T00:13:43.075Z-43.51172.72175.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:012016-02-14T00:13:43.075Z-43.51172.72175.7automaticcaution
000 00:00:512016-02-14T00:13:43.075Z-43.51172.72176.0automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2016-02-19T03:33:27.262Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2016-12-11T00:16:31.277Z (UT).