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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2016p932457
Intensity weak
Universal TimeDecember 11 2016, 0:13:19
NZ Daylight TimeSun, Dec 11 2016, 1:13:19 pm
Depth22 km
Magnitude2.6
Location20 km west of Kaikoura
Latitude, Longitude-42.42, 173.43
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:02:202016-12-11T00:13:19.025Z-42.42173.43222.6automaticcaution
000 00:01:202016-12-11T00:13:19.025Z-42.42173.43222.7automaticcaution
000 00:01:162016-12-11T00:13:19.025Z-42.42173.43222.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:082016-12-11T00:13:19.025Z-42.42173.43222.5automaticcaution
000 00:00:432016-12-11T00:13:19.340Z-42.42173.37162.7automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2016-12-11T00:15:39.075Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2016-12-11T00:19:07.712Z (UT).