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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p201258
Intensity weak
Universal TimeMarch 16 2017, 11:10:22
NZ Daylight TimeFri, Mar 17 2017, 12:10:22 am
Depth9 km
Location35 km north-east of Arthur's Pass
Latitude, Longitude-42.70, 171.82
Status automatic
Quality caution

Quake Map

Interactive map showing quake location.


Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:142017-03-16T11:10:22.522Z-42.70171.8291.9automaticcaution
000 00:02:082017-03-16T11:10:22.522Z-42.70171.8291.8automaticcaution
000 00:02:002017-03-16T11:10:22.522Z-42.70171.8291.7automaticcaution
000 00:01:482017-03-16T11:10:22.522Z-42.70171.8291.6automaticcaution
000 00:01:132017-03-16T11:10:22.522Z-42.70171.8291.5automaticcaution
000 00:00:552017-03-16T11:10:22.638Z-42.71171.80101.5automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-16T11:12:36.530Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-25T00:01:14.629Z (UT).