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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213383
Intensity unnoticeable
Universal TimeMarch 20 2017, 22:50:45
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 11:50:45 am
Depth54 km
Magnitude1.9
Location35 km west of Gisborne
Latitude, Longitude-38.77, 177.65
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality good

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:062017-03-20T22:50:45.236Z-38.77177.65541.9automaticgood
000 00:01:312017-03-20T22:50:45.236Z-38.77177.65541.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:132017-03-20T22:50:45.236Z-38.77177.65541.6automaticcaution
000 00:01:092017-03-20T22:50:45.236Z-38.77177.65541.5automaticcaution
000 00:01:042017-03-20T22:50:45.236Z-38.77177.65541.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:002017-03-20T22:50:45.656Z-38.79177.64511.3automaticcaution
000 00:00:522017-03-20T22:50:45.656Z-38.79177.64511.0automaticcaution
000 00:00:502017-03-20T22:50:45.656Z-38.79177.64510.9automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-20T22:52:51.275Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:59:20.419Z (UT).