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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p204482
Intensity light
Universal TimeMarch 17 2017, 15:48:07
NZ Daylight TimeSat, Mar 18 2017, 4:48:07 am
Depth8 km
Location45 km south of Hokitika
Latitude, Longitude-43.09, 170.82
Status automatic
Quality caution

Quake Map

Interactive map showing quake location.


Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:422017-03-17T15:48:07.502Z-43.09170.8282.6automaticcaution
000 00:01:592017-03-17T15:48:07.502Z-43.09170.8282.7automaticcaution
000 00:01:472017-03-17T15:48:07.502Z-43.09170.8282.5automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-17T15:50:49.737Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-25T00:00:35.413Z (UT).