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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p298919
Intensity weak
Universal TimeApril 21 2017, 14:24:28
NZ Standard TimeSat, Apr 22 2017, 2:24:28 am
Depth38 km
Magnitude3.1
Location35 km north-west of Kaikoura
Latitude, Longitude-42.16, 173.42
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality good

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:03:382017-04-21T14:24:28.469Z-42.16173.42383.1automaticgood
000 00:02:132017-04-21T14:24:28.469Z-42.16173.42382.9automaticgood
000 00:02:042017-04-21T14:24:28.469Z-42.16173.42383.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:562017-04-21T14:24:27.852Z-42.19173.40403.1automaticcaution
000 00:01:132017-04-21T14:24:27.852Z-42.19173.40403.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:112017-04-21T14:24:29.890Z-42.04173.37252.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:072017-04-21T14:24:29.890Z-42.04173.37252.7automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-04-21T14:28:07.025Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-04-25T08:26:27.654Z (UT).