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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p028938
Intensity light
Universal TimeJanuary 11 2017, 16:58:13
NZ Daylight TimeThu, Jan 12 2017, 5:58:13 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
Latitude, Longitude-42.42, 173.50
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 17:20:392017-01-11T16:58:13.469Z-42.42173.5052.7reviewedbest
000 17:20:392017-01-11T16:58:12.800Z-42.43173.5192.7automaticcaution
000 00:01:332017-01-11T16:58:12.800Z-42.43173.5192.7automaticcaution
000 00:01:252017-01-11T16:58:12.800Z-42.43173.5192.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:212017-01-11T16:58:12.800Z-42.43173.5192.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:182017-01-11T16:58:12.800Z-42.43173.5193.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:112017-01-11T16:58:12.800Z-42.43173.5193.1automaticcaution
000 00:00:402017-01-11T16:58:13.196Z-42.42173.4853.2automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-01-12T10:18:52.599Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-04-25T08:25:26.672Z (UT).