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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p029016
Intensity light
Universal TimeJanuary 11 2017, 17:39:51
NZ Daylight TimeThu, Jan 12 2017, 6:39:51 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north-east of Kaikoura
Latitude, Longitude-42.31, 173.72
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:282017-01-11T17:39:51.161Z-42.31173.7252.5automaticcaution
000 00:01:452017-01-11T17:39:51.161Z-42.31173.7252.4automaticcaution
000 00:01:422017-01-11T17:39:51.161Z-42.31173.7252.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:392017-01-11T17:39:51.161Z-42.31173.7252.2automaticcaution
000 00:01:292017-01-11T17:39:51.161Z-42.31173.7252.1automaticcaution
000 00:01:232017-01-11T17:39:51.161Z-42.31173.7251.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:222017-01-11T17:39:51.161Z-42.31173.7251.7automaticcaution
000 00:00:502017-01-11T17:39:51.087Z-42.30173.7261.7automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-01-11T17:42:19.523Z (UT).
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