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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p298892
Intensity weak
Universal TimeApril 21 2017, 14:10:29
NZ Standard TimeSat, Apr 22 2017, 2:10:29 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.1
Location25 km south of Taumarunui
Latitude, Longitude-39.09, 175.28
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Typeearthquake
Status reviewed
Quality best

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
002 05:48:402017-04-21T14:10:29.575Z-39.09175.2852.1reviewedbest
002 05:48:402017-04-21T14:10:29.373Z-39.11175.32162.0automaticgood
000 00:02:002017-04-21T14:10:29.373Z-39.11175.32162.0automaticgood
000 00:01:522017-04-21T14:10:17.795Z-40.09175.12602.4automaticcaution
000 00:01:362017-04-21T14:10:29.373Z-39.11175.32161.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:342017-04-21T14:10:29.373Z-39.11175.32161.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:342017-04-21T14:10:17.795Z-40.09175.12601.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:322017-04-21T14:10:17.795Z-40.09175.12602.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:262017-04-21T14:10:17.795Z-40.09175.12602.1automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-04-23T19:59:09.775Z (UT).
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