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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213911
Intensity weak
Universal TimeMarch 21 2017, 3:31:58
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 4:31:58 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.3
Location45 km south-west of Haast
Latitude, Longitude-44.21, 168.68
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:01:572017-03-21T03:31:58.776Z-44.21168.6852.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:352017-03-21T03:31:58.776Z-44.21168.6852.4automaticcaution
000 00:00:582017-03-21T03:31:58.776Z-44.21168.6851.9automaticcaution
000 00:00:512017-03-21T03:32:00.736Z-44.17168.63101.9automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-21T03:33:56.158Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:56:46.712Z (UT).