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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p155339
Intensity unnoticeable
Universal TimeFebruary 27 2017, 11:24:47
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Feb 28 2017, 12:24:47 am
Depth134 km
Magnitude1.9
Location35 km north-west of Taupo
Latitude, Longitude-38.53, 175.74
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:01:492017-02-27T11:24:47.393Z-38.53175.741341.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:202017-02-27T11:24:47.393Z-38.53175.741342.0automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-02-27T11:26:37.099Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-02-27T11:26:41.057Z (UT).