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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213926
Intensity unnoticeable
Universal TimeMarch 21 2017, 3:40:09
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 4:40:09 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.0
Location5 km east of Seddon
Latitude, Longitude-41.66, 174.11
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality good

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:072017-03-21T03:40:09.226Z-41.66174.11162.0automaticgood
000 00:01:052017-03-21T03:40:09.226Z-41.66174.11161.8automaticcaution
000 00:00:502017-03-21T03:40:08.776Z-41.66174.06171.7automaticcaution
000 00:00:422017-03-21T03:40:08.776Z-41.66174.06171.8automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-21T03:42:17.187Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:57:50.540Z (UT).