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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2012p923684
Intensity light
Universal TimeDecember 7 2012, 18:19:07
NZ Daylight TimeSat, Dec 8 2012, 7:19:07 am
Depth168 km
Magnitude5.6
Location20 km south-east of Tokoroa
Latitude, Longitude-38.33, 176.06
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 09:28:292012-12-07T18:19:07.412Z-38.33176.061685.6reviewedbest
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2015-01-27T03:47:37.145Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2016-12-11T00:18:52.524Z (UT).