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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p213932
Intensity unnoticeable
Universal TimeMarch 21 2017, 3:43:25
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Mar 21 2017, 4:43:25 pm
Depth25 km
Magnitude2.0
Location25 km south-east of Te Araroa
Latitude, Longitude-37.77, 178.56
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:052017-03-21T03:43:25.724Z-37.77178.56252.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:192017-03-21T03:43:25.724Z-37.77178.56251.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:142017-03-21T03:43:25.724Z-37.77178.56251.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:142017-03-21T03:43:25.858Z-37.77178.56231.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:062017-03-21T03:43:25.858Z-37.77178.56231.6automaticcaution
000 00:01:042017-03-21T03:43:25.858Z-37.77178.56231.5automaticcaution
000 00:00:512017-03-21T03:43:25.858Z-37.77178.56231.2automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-03-21T03:45:31.168Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T23:57:57.148Z (UT).