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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID3468575
Intensity severe
Universal TimeFebruary 21 2011, 23:51:42
NZ Daylight TimeTue, Feb 22 2011, 12:51:42 pm
Depth5 km
Location5 km south-east of Christchurch
Latitude, Longitude-43.58, 172.68
Status reviewed
Quality best

Quake Map

Interactive map showing quake location.


Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
174 16:04:172011-02-21T23:51:42.320Z-43.58172.6856.2reviewedbest
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2013-08-14T15:56:00.000Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-04-29T05:32:18.897Z (UT).