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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p202928
Intensity unnoticeable
Universal TimeMarch 17 2017, 2:00:13
NZ Daylight TimeFri, Mar 17 2017, 3:00:13 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude2.0
Location40 km north-east of Arthur's Pass
Latitude, Longitude-42.67, 171.89
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:182017-03-17T02:00:13.982Z-42.67171.89192.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:552017-03-17T02:00:13.982Z-42.67171.89191.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:402017-03-17T02:00:13.998Z-42.67171.89192.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:242017-03-17T02:00:13.998Z-42.67171.89191.7automaticcaution
000 00:01:132017-03-17T02:00:13.998Z-42.67171.89191.6automaticcaution
000 00:01:012017-03-17T02:00:13.360Z-42.59171.90211.6automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-17T02:02:32.722Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-25T00:03:02.336Z (UT).