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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213419
Intensity unnoticeable
Universal TimeMarch 20 2017, 23:10:05
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 12:10:05 pm
Depth17 km
Magnitude1.9
Location45 km north of Kaikoura
Latitude, Longitude-41.99, 173.70
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:112017-03-20T23:10:05.297Z-41.99173.70171.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:252017-03-20T23:10:05.297Z-41.99173.70171.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:242017-03-20T23:10:05.297Z-41.99173.70171.7automaticcaution
000 00:01:192017-03-20T23:10:05.297Z-41.99173.70171.6automaticcaution
000 00:01:062017-03-20T23:10:05.247Z-41.99173.70191.6automaticcaution
000 00:00:532017-03-20T23:10:05.247Z-41.99173.70191.4automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-20T23:12:16.385Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:57:43.672Z (UT).