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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2012p923246
Intensity weak
Universal TimeDecember 7 2012, 14:25:46
NZ Daylight TimeSat, Dec 8 2012, 3:25:46 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude3.2
Location40 km south-west of Seddon
Latitude, Longitude-41.99, 173.86
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Typeearthquake
Status reviewed
Quality best

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
079 05:59:442012-12-07T14:25:46.021Z-41.99173.86273.2reviewedbest
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2015-02-24T20:25:30.383Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2016-12-11T00:15:20.306Z (UT).