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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213483
Intensity weak
Universal TimeMarch 20 2017, 23:44:00
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 12:44:00 pm
Depth18 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km north-west of Te Araroa
Latitude, Longitude-37.53, 178.23
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality good

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:292017-03-20T23:44:00.213Z-37.53178.23182.9automaticgood
000 00:02:202017-03-20T23:44:00.213Z-37.53178.23182.8automaticgood
000 00:02:122017-03-20T23:44:00.213Z-37.53178.23182.7automaticgood
000 00:02:082017-03-20T23:44:00.213Z-37.53178.23182.6automaticgood
000 00:02:042017-03-20T23:44:00.213Z-37.53178.23182.5automaticcaution
000 00:01:542017-03-20T23:44:00.213Z-37.53178.23182.4automaticcaution
000 00:01:372017-03-20T23:44:00.213Z-37.53178.23182.2automaticcaution
000 00:01:362017-03-20T23:44:00.213Z-37.53178.23182.1automaticcaution
000 00:01:322017-03-20T23:44:00.213Z-37.53178.23182.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:262017-03-20T23:44:00.213Z-37.53178.23181.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:182017-03-20T23:44:00.213Z-37.53178.23181.8automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-20T23:46:30.150Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:58:52.519Z (UT).