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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p198179
Intensity weak
Universal TimeMarch 15 2017, 7:49:48
NZ Daylight TimeWed, Mar 15 2017, 8:49:48 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.3
Location35 km north-east of Arthur's Pass
Latitude, Longitude-42.71, 171.85
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:362017-03-15T07:49:48.241Z-42.71171.85102.3automaticcaution
000 00:02:162017-03-15T07:49:48.241Z-42.71171.85102.1automaticcaution
000 00:01:562017-03-15T07:49:48.241Z-42.71171.85102.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:522017-03-15T07:49:48.241Z-42.71171.85101.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:492017-03-15T07:49:48.249Z-42.71171.85101.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:122017-03-15T07:49:48.249Z-42.71171.85101.6automaticcaution
000 00:00:512017-03-15T07:49:48.106Z-42.69171.85111.6automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-15T07:52:24.264Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-25T00:02:20.534Z (UT).