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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p299069
Intensity weak
Universal TimeApril 21 2017, 15:44:18
NZ Standard TimeSat, Apr 22 2017, 3:44:18 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.3
Location40 km south-east of Reefton
Latitude, Longitude-42.35, 172.26
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:562017-04-21T15:44:18.493Z-42.35172.26202.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:282017-04-21T15:44:18.461Z-42.35172.25202.4automaticcaution
000 00:01:172017-04-21T15:44:18.461Z-42.35172.25202.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:122017-04-21T15:44:18.461Z-42.35172.25202.1automaticcaution
000 00:00:592017-04-21T15:44:17.846Z-42.37172.22102.0automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-04-21T15:47:14.612Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-04-25T08:27:51.524Z (UT).