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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213598
Intensity unnoticeable
Universal TimeMarch 21 2017, 0:45:03
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 1:45:03 pm
Depth24 km
Magnitude2.1
Location10 km north-east of Kaikoura
Latitude, Longitude-42.34, 173.80
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:122017-03-21T00:45:03.318Z-42.34173.80242.1automaticcaution
000 00:01:102017-03-21T00:45:03.318Z-42.34173.80242.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:102017-03-21T00:45:03.318Z-42.34173.80241.8automaticcaution
000 00:00:462017-03-21T00:45:03.277Z-42.35173.80241.8automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-21T00:47:15.792Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:58:45.213Z (UT).