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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p028655
Intensity light
Universal TimeJanuary 11 2017, 14:27:17
NZ Daylight TimeThu, Jan 12 2017, 3:27:17 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.4
Location20 km east of Kaikoura
Latitude, Longitude-42.39, 173.95
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Typeearthquake
Status reviewed
Quality best

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 05:54:442017-01-11T14:27:17.731Z-42.39173.95113.4reviewedbest
000 05:54:432017-01-11T14:27:18.482Z-42.33173.89343.4automaticgood
000 01:59:142017-01-11T14:27:18.482Z-42.33173.89343.4automaticgood
000 00:01:582017-01-11T14:27:18.381Z-42.34173.89343.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:582017-01-11T14:27:18.381Z-42.34173.89343.4automaticcaution
000 00:01:562017-01-11T14:27:18.370Z-42.33173.90343.4automaticcaution
000 00:01:532017-01-11T14:27:18.370Z-42.33173.90343.2automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-01-11T20:22:02.033Z (UT).
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