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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p175469
Intensity strong
Universal TimeMarch 6 2017, 22:09:54
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 7 2017, 11:09:54 am
Depth4 km
Magnitude4.1
Location20 km south of Arthur's Pass
Latitude, Longitude-43.13, 171.60
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 00:17:362017-03-06T22:09:54.560Z-43.13171.6044.1reviewedbest
000 00:17:362017-03-06T22:09:54.560Z-43.13171.6044.1reviewedbest
000 00:02:592017-03-06T22:09:53.783Z-43.16171.62164.2automaticgood
000 00:02:242017-03-06T22:09:53.783Z-43.16171.62164.1automaticgood
000 00:01:192017-03-06T22:09:53.565Z-43.15171.61134.1automaticcaution
000 00:01:152017-03-06T22:09:53.565Z-43.15171.61134.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:012017-03-06T22:09:53.485Z-43.13171.62154.0automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-06T22:27:31.291Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-25T00:02:32.833Z (UT).