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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2012p922139
Intensity moderate
Universal TimeDecember 7 2012, 4:36:01
NZ Daylight TimeFri, Dec 7 2012, 5:36:01 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.6
Location25 km west of Christchurch
Latitude, Longitude-43.56, 172.30
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Typeearthquake
Status reviewed
Quality best

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
050 15:28:322012-12-07T04:36:01.948Z-43.56172.30113.6reviewedbest
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2015-01-26T20:04:34.137Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2016-12-11T00:18:20.386Z (UT).