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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2016p130438
Intensity strong
Universal TimeFebruary 18 2016, 6:17:41
NZ Daylight TimeThu, Feb 18 2016, 7:17:41 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude4.3
Location15 km east of Christchurch
Latitude, Longitude-43.48, 172.81
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Typeearthquake
Status reviewed
Quality best

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
013 22:34:552016-02-18T06:17:41.625Z-43.48172.81134.3reviewedbest
000 00:27:082016-02-18T06:17:41.625Z-43.48172.81134.3reviewedbest
000 00:27:082016-02-18T06:17:41.150Z-43.48172.75204.3automaticgood
000 00:02:472016-02-18T06:17:41.150Z-43.48172.75204.2automaticgood
000 00:02:412016-02-18T06:17:41.150Z-43.48172.75204.3automaticgood
000 00:01:252016-02-18T06:17:41.049Z-43.47172.73154.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:132016-02-18T06:17:41.049Z-43.47172.73154.4automaticcaution
000 00:01:022016-02-18T06:17:41.211Z-43.47172.71114.2automaticcaution
000 00:00:582016-02-18T06:17:41.211Z-43.47172.71114.3automaticcaution
000 00:00:522016-02-18T06:17:41.211Z-43.47172.71114.4automaticcaution
000 00:00:512016-02-18T06:17:41.211Z-43.47172.71114.7automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2016-03-03T04:52:37.588Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2016-12-11T00:16:50.964Z (UT).