International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255667
Event time 2020-09-03 02:22:37 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-02 14:22:37 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 02:24:40 (UTC)
Magnitude 3.8
Depth 13.56 km
Class Minor
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 2
Possible effects A few people might notice movement if they are at rest and/or on the upper floors of tall buildings.
Data status
Data provider GEONET (EQ)

Continent Australia - New-Zealand
Country New Zealand
Administration area Bay of Plenty
Nearest settlement Waihau Bay
Distance 111 km
Course NW
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region South Pacific
Water surface name South Pacific Ocean

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest airports
There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.