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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213045
Intensity weak
Universal TimeMarch 20 2017, 19:50:36
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 8:50:36 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude3.2
Location15 km north-east of Porangahau
Latitude, Longitude-40.22, 176.74
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality good

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:03:332017-03-20T19:50:36.681Z-40.22176.74253.2automaticgood
000 00:00:452017-03-20T19:50:36.892Z-40.17176.64203.2automaticcaution
000 00:00:442017-03-20T19:50:36.892Z-40.17176.64203.3automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-20T19:54:10.094Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:58:31.786Z (UT).