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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213344
Intensity light
Universal TimeMarch 20 2017, 22:30:02
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 11:30:02 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.9
Location20 km north-east of Kaikoura
Latitude, Longitude-42.24, 173.76
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Typeearthquake
Status reviewed
Quality best

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:05:132017-03-20T22:30:02.841Z-42.24173.7672.9reviewedbest
000 00:05:132017-03-20T22:30:02.841Z-42.24173.7672.9reviewedbest
000 00:02:132017-03-20T22:30:02.790Z-42.24173.79282.9automaticgood
000 00:02:112017-03-20T22:30:02.790Z-42.24173.79283.0automaticgood
000 00:01:402017-03-20T22:30:02.599Z-42.24173.78273.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:182017-03-20T22:30:02.599Z-42.24173.78272.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:112017-03-20T22:30:02.599Z-42.24173.78272.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:062017-03-20T22:30:02.599Z-42.24173.78272.7automaticcaution
000 00:01:012017-03-20T22:30:02.876Z-42.23173.71132.6automaticcaution
000 00:00:482017-03-20T22:30:02.876Z-42.23173.71132.4automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-20T22:35:16.679Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:59:06.313Z (UT).