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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p144774
Intensity severe
Universal TimeFebruary 23 2017, 13:35:53
NZ Daylight TimeFri, Feb 24 2017, 2:35:53 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude4.9
Location25 km south-east of Arthur's Pass
Latitude, Longitude-43.13, 171.70
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 02:13:182017-02-23T13:35:53.998Z-43.13171.7084.9reviewedbest
000 02:13:182017-02-23T13:35:54.206Z-43.18171.75304.9automaticgood
000 00:14:392017-02-23T13:35:54.206Z-43.18171.75304.9automaticgood
000 00:02:462017-02-23T13:35:54.265Z-43.19171.74305.0automaticgood
000 00:01:502017-02-23T13:35:53.401Z-43.15171.71144.9automaticgood
000 00:01:122017-02-23T13:35:53.401Z-43.15171.71144.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:042017-02-23T13:35:53.401Z-43.15171.71144.7automaticcaution
000 00:00:592017-02-23T13:35:53.185Z-43.13171.70124.7automaticcaution
000 00:00:542017-02-23T13:35:53.185Z-43.13171.70124.8automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-02-23T15:49:12.894Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-25T00:00:05.779Z (UT).