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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p042938
Intensity unnoticeable
Universal TimeJanuary 16 2017, 21:17:22
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Jan 17 2017, 10:17:22 am
Depth45 km
Magnitude2.3
Location25 km north-west of Kaikoura
Latitude, Longitude-42.19, 173.58
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:08:172017-01-16T21:17:22.536Z-42.19173.58452.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:352017-01-16T21:17:22.460Z-42.20173.59462.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:302017-01-16T21:17:22.460Z-42.20173.59462.2automaticcaution
000 00:01:112017-01-16T21:17:22.460Z-42.20173.59462.1automaticcaution
000 00:01:042017-01-16T21:17:22.428Z-42.19173.53452.1automaticcaution
000 00:00:512017-01-16T21:17:22.428Z-42.19173.53451.9automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-01-16T21:25:39.728Z (UT).
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