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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p299231
Intensity weak
Universal TimeApril 21 2017, 17:10:43
NZ Standard TimeSat, Apr 22 2017, 5:10:43 am
Depth32 km
Magnitude3.1
Location25 km north of Kaikoura
Latitude, Longitude-42.18, 173.59
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality good

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:03:392017-04-21T17:10:43.574Z-42.18173.59323.1automaticgood
000 00:02:382017-04-21T17:10:43.619Z-42.18173.59302.9automaticgood
000 00:02:352017-04-21T17:10:43.574Z-42.18173.59323.0automaticgood
000 00:02:342017-04-21T17:10:43.574Z-42.18173.59322.9automaticgood
000 00:02:332017-04-21T17:10:43.574Z-42.18173.59322.7automaticgood
000 00:02:322017-04-21T17:10:43.574Z-42.18173.59322.5automaticgood
000 00:02:222017-04-21T17:10:43.574Z-42.18173.59322.3automaticgood
000 00:02:122017-04-21T17:10:43.574Z-42.18173.59322.4automaticcaution
000 00:01:312017-04-21T17:10:43.619Z-42.18173.59302.5automaticcaution
000 00:01:172017-04-21T17:10:43.619Z-42.18173.59302.4automaticcaution
000 00:01:072017-04-21T17:10:43.619Z-42.18173.59302.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:022017-04-21T17:10:44.079Z-42.16173.56202.3automaticcaution
000 00:00:532017-04-21T17:10:44.079Z-42.16173.56202.2automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-04-21T17:14:23.262Z (UT).
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