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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p174596
Intensity weak
Universal TimeMarch 6 2017, 14:24:50
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 7 2017, 3:24:50 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.3
Location35 km north-east of Arthur's Pass
Latitude, Longitude-42.72, 171.83
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:01:522017-03-06T14:24:50.938Z-42.72171.8392.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:332017-03-06T14:24:50.938Z-42.72171.8392.2automaticcaution
000 00:01:152017-03-06T14:24:50.938Z-42.72171.8392.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:112017-03-06T14:24:50.938Z-42.72171.8391.7automaticcaution
000 00:00:532017-03-06T14:24:50.888Z-42.71171.8391.7automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-06T14:26:43.009Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-25T00:01:01.601Z (UT).