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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2016p661332
Intensity severe
Universal TimeSeptember 1 2016, 16:37:55
NZ Standard TimeFri, Sep 2 2016, 4:37:55 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude7.1
Location125 km north-east of Te Araroa
Latitude, Longitude-36.98, 179.52
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 01:25:202016-09-01T16:37:55.440Z-36.98179.52227.1reviewedbest
000 00:12:232016-09-01T16:37:55.720Z-37.01179.63557.1reviewedbest
000 00:12:052016-09-01T16:38:12.883Z-37.71178.16396.4automaticgood
000 00:02:222016-09-01T16:38:12.883Z-37.71178.16396.4automaticgood
000 00:02:102016-09-01T16:38:12.883Z-37.71178.16396.3automaticgood
000 00:02:132016-09-01T16:38:09.494Z-37.49178.37226.5automaticcaution
000 00:02:042016-09-01T16:38:11.586Z-37.69178.30346.4automaticgood
000 00:02:002016-09-01T16:38:11.586Z-37.69178.30346.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:452016-09-01T16:38:11.586Z-37.69178.30346.2automaticcaution
000 00:01:402016-09-01T16:38:11.586Z-37.69178.30346.1automaticcaution
000 00:01:272016-09-01T16:38:11.586Z-37.69178.30345.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:242016-09-01T16:38:11.586Z-37.69178.30345.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:132016-09-01T16:38:11.586Z-37.69178.30345.6automaticcaution
000 00:01:142016-09-01T16:38:09.494Z-37.49178.37225.7automaticcaution
000 00:01:092016-09-01T16:38:09.494Z-37.49178.37225.2automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2016-09-01T18:03:16.334Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-30T20:18:27.340Z (UT).