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Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2016p981371
Intensity severe
Universal TimeDecember 29 2016, 2:34:33
NZ Daylight TimeThu, Dec 29 2016, 3:34:33 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude5.6
Location35 km east of Seddon
Latitude, Longitude-41.55, 174.46
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Typeearthquake
Status reviewed
Quality best

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Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
028 00:50:222016-12-29T02:34:33.905Z-41.55174.46165.6reviewedbest
028 00:46:252016-12-29T02:34:33.905Z-41.55174.46165.6reviewedbest
000 00:47:302016-12-29T02:34:33.975Z-41.55174.46155.5reviewedbest
000 00:05:492016-12-29T02:34:34.066Z-41.56174.45175.5reviewedbest
000 00:05:502016-12-29T02:34:33.670Z-41.65174.48345.5automaticgood
000 00:03:502016-12-29T02:34:33.670Z-41.65174.48345.5automaticgood
000 00:02:252016-12-29T02:34:33.703Z-41.66174.48305.6automaticgood
000 00:01:222016-12-29T02:34:33.703Z-41.66174.48305.5automaticcaution
000 00:01:102016-12-29T02:34:33.825Z-41.64174.46285.5automaticcaution
000 00:01:032016-12-29T02:34:33.825Z-41.64174.46285.4automaticcaution
000 00:00:562016-12-29T02:34:33.988Z-41.59174.44265.3automaticcaution
000 00:00:532016-12-29T02:34:33.988Z-41.59174.44265.5automaticcaution
000 00:00:502016-12-29T02:34:33.988Z-41.59174.44265.8automaticcaution
000 00:00:462016-12-29T02:34:34.385Z-41.57174.43175.8automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-01-26T03:24:55.941Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-30T20:31:32.174Z (UT).