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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213923
Intensity unnoticeable
Universal TimeMarch 21 2017, 3:38:22
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 4:38:22 pm
Depth36 km
Magnitude1.6
Location25 km north-west of Ruatoria
Latitude, Longitude-37.73, 178.13
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:01:412017-03-21T03:38:22.446Z-37.73178.13361.6automaticcaution
000 00:01:292017-03-21T03:38:22.446Z-37.73178.13361.2automaticcaution
000 00:01:012017-03-21T03:38:22.446Z-37.73178.13361.0automaticcaution
000 00:00:512017-03-21T03:38:22.446Z-37.73178.13360.9automaticcaution
000 00:00:472017-03-21T03:38:22.446Z-37.73178.13360.6automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-21T03:40:04.246Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:56:53.846Z (UT).