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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213835
Intensity unnoticeable
Universal TimeMarch 21 2017, 2:51:34
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 3:51:34 pm
Depth41 km
Magnitude1.2
Location35 km south-east of Turangi
Latitude, Longitude-39.30, 175.98
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Typeearthquake
Status reviewed
Quality best

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
001 17:07:252017-03-21T02:51:34.797Z-39.30175.98411.2reviewedbest
001 17:07:232017-03-21T02:51:35.996Z-39.29175.98251.3automaticcaution
000 00:02:152017-03-21T02:51:35.996Z-39.29175.98251.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:492017-03-21T02:51:35.996Z-39.29175.98251.1automaticcaution
000 00:01:382017-03-21T02:51:35.996Z-39.29175.98251.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:322017-03-21T02:51:35.996Z-39.29175.98250.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:222017-03-21T02:51:36.011Z-39.29175.98250.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:212017-03-21T02:51:36.011Z-39.29175.98250.9automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-22T19:58:59.798Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:56:39.323Z (UT).