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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p204307
Intensity weak
Universal TimeMarch 17 2017, 14:15:06
NZ Daylight TimeSat, Mar 18 2017, 3:15:06 am
Depth9 km
Location35 km north-west of Oxford
Latitude, Longitude-43.00, 172.06
Status automatic
Quality caution

Quake Map

Interactive map showing quake location.


Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:032017-03-17T14:15:06.397Z-43.00172.0692.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:472017-03-17T14:15:06.397Z-43.00172.0691.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:172017-03-17T14:15:06.397Z-43.00172.0692.1automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-17T14:17:09.768Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-25T00:00:41.741Z (UT).