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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213784
Intensity unnoticeable
Universal TimeMarch 21 2017, 2:24:27
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 3:24:27 pm
Depth23 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km north of Te Araroa
Latitude, Longitude-37.58, 178.39
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:322017-03-21T02:24:27.222Z-37.58178.39232.3automaticcaution
000 00:02:112017-03-21T02:24:27.250Z-37.56178.39212.2automaticcaution
000 00:02:102017-03-21T02:24:27.222Z-37.58178.39232.2automaticcaution
000 00:01:332017-03-21T02:24:27.222Z-37.58178.39232.1automaticcaution
000 00:01:262017-03-21T02:24:27.222Z-37.58178.39232.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:152017-03-21T02:24:27.222Z-37.58178.39231.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:142017-03-21T02:24:27.222Z-37.58178.39231.5automaticcaution
000 00:01:082017-03-21T02:24:27.250Z-37.56178.39211.5automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-21T02:27:00.144Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:57:36.451Z (UT).