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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p197472
Intensity unnoticeable
Universal TimeMarch 15 2017, 1:33:35
NZ Daylight TimeWed, Mar 15 2017, 2:33:35 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude1.6
Location25 km south-east of Arthur's Pass
Latitude, Longitude-43.14, 171.72
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:01:342017-03-15T01:33:35.878Z-43.14171.72101.6automaticcaution
000 00:01:162017-03-15T01:33:35.878Z-43.14171.72101.5automaticcaution
000 00:00:582017-03-15T01:33:35.809Z-43.14171.72101.5automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-15T01:35:10.870Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-25T00:01:07.905Z (UT).