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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2012p783751
Intensity moderate
Universal TimeOctober 16 2012, 23:42:55
NZ Daylight TimeWed, Oct 17 2012, 12:42:55 pm
Depth108 km
Magnitude5.5
Location10 km north-east of Taupo
Latitude, Longitude-38.63, 176.15
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Typeearthquake
Status reviewed
Quality best

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
053 22:53:502012-10-16T23:42:55.980Z-38.63176.151085.5reviewedbest
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2014-12-09T22:36:46.198Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-30T20:18:53.984Z (UT).