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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2015p718332
Intensity weak
Universal TimeSeptember 23 2015, 18:47:51
NZ Standard TimeThu, Sep 24 2015, 6:47:51 am
Depth167 km
Magnitude5.1
Location25 km south-west of Rotorua
Latitude, Longitude-38.32, 176.14
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Typeearthquake
Status reviewed
Quality best

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:09:372015-09-23T18:47:51.845Z-38.32176.141675.1reviewedbest
000 00:09:352015-09-23T18:47:53.436Z-38.40176.061565.7automaticgood
000 00:05:262015-09-23T18:47:53.436Z-38.40176.061565.7automaticgood
000 00:02:362015-09-23T18:47:53.868Z-38.40176.061525.3automaticgood
000 00:02:222015-09-23T18:47:53.868Z-38.40176.061525.2automaticgood
000 00:02:162015-09-23T18:47:55.164Z-38.37176.101395.0automaticgood
000 00:02:122015-09-23T18:47:56.820Z-38.36176.151254.9automaticgood
000 00:02:082015-09-23T18:47:55.164Z-38.37176.101394.9automaticgood
000 00:01:442015-09-23T18:47:55.164Z-38.37176.101394.7automaticgood
000 00:01:422015-09-23T18:47:55.164Z-38.37176.101394.4automaticgood
000 00:01:282015-09-23T18:47:56.820Z-38.36176.151254.4automaticgood
000 00:01:202015-09-23T18:47:56.820Z-38.36176.151254.3automaticgood
000 00:01:182015-09-23T18:47:56.820Z-38.36176.151254.2automaticgood
000 00:01:122015-09-23T18:47:56.820Z-38.36176.151254.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:082015-09-23T18:47:59.842Z-38.45176.231004.1automaticcaution
000 00:01:022015-09-23T18:47:59.842Z-38.45176.231004.0automaticcaution
000 00:00:592015-09-23T18:47:59.842Z-38.45176.231003.9automaticcaution
000 00:00:542015-09-23T18:47:59.842Z-38.45176.231003.8automaticcaution
000 00:00:532015-09-23T18:47:59.842Z-38.45176.231003.7automaticcaution
000 00:00:502015-09-23T18:47:59.842Z-38.45176.231003.2automaticcaution
000 00:00:462015-09-23T18:48:01.725Z-38.40176.16853.2automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2015-09-23T18:57:29.503Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-24T02:06:14.192Z (UT).