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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213525
Intensity light
Universal TimeMarch 21 2017, 0:06:17
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 1:06:17 pm
Depth5 km
Location40 km south of Waverley
Latitude, Longitude-40.13, 174.57
Status reviewed
Quality best

Quake Map

Interactive map showing quake location.


Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:43:162017-03-21T00:06:17.384Z-40.13174.5752.7reviewedbest
000 00:43:152017-03-21T00:06:18.354Z-40.13174.57282.7automaticgood
000 00:01:462017-03-21T00:06:18.354Z-40.13174.57282.7automaticgood
000 00:01:412017-03-21T00:06:18.176Z-40.13174.59252.7automaticgood
000 00:01:172017-03-21T00:06:18.176Z-40.13174.59252.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:012017-03-21T00:06:18.176Z-40.13174.59252.9automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-21T00:49:34.045Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:58:10.402Z (UT).