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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p199556
Intensity weak
Universal TimeMarch 15 2017, 20:03:30
NZ Daylight TimeThu, Mar 16 2017, 9:03:30 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.0
Location40 km south-west of Twizel
Latitude, Longitude-44.55, 169.81
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 01:57:322017-03-15T20:03:30.918Z-44.55169.8182.0automaticcaution
000 01:57:242017-03-15T20:03:30.918Z-44.55169.8181.9automaticcaution
000 01:57:202017-03-15T20:03:32.069Z-44.54169.81101.9automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-15T22:01:03.242Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-25T00:00:20.831Z (UT).