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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p200859
Intensity weak
Universal TimeMarch 16 2017, 7:37:53
NZ Daylight TimeThu, Mar 16 2017, 8:37:53 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.0
Location20 km west of Oxford
Latitude, Longitude-43.32, 171.95
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:01:132017-03-16T07:37:53.966Z-43.32171.95122.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:092017-03-16T07:37:53.966Z-43.32171.95121.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:062017-03-16T07:37:53.966Z-43.32171.95121.7automaticcaution
000 00:00:542017-03-16T07:37:53.966Z-43.32171.95121.6automaticcaution
000 00:00:422017-03-16T07:37:53.966Z-43.32171.95121.5automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-16T07:39:07.298Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-25T00:02:50.226Z (UT).