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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213713
Intensity weak
Universal TimeMarch 21 2017, 1:46:23
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 2:46:23 pm
Depth30 km
Magnitude2.9
Location25 km north-west of Cheviot
Latitude, Longitude-42.63, 173.15
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality good

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:03:182017-03-21T01:46:23.092Z-42.63173.15302.9automaticgood
000 00:02:162017-03-21T01:46:23.092Z-42.63173.15302.8automaticgood
000 00:01:332017-03-21T01:46:23.072Z-42.63173.16312.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:202017-03-21T01:46:23.072Z-42.63173.16312.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:142017-03-21T01:46:23.072Z-42.63173.16312.7automaticcaution
000 00:01:082017-03-21T01:46:23.072Z-42.63173.16312.6automaticcaution
000 00:00:582017-03-21T01:46:22.995Z-42.61173.08212.7automaticcaution
000 00:00:562017-03-21T01:46:22.995Z-42.61173.08212.8automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-21T01:49:41.285Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:59:59.260Z (UT).