International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis


Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255682
Event time 2020-09-03 02:32:07 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-02 14:32:07 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 02:39:42 (UTC)
Magnitude 4.8
Depth 285.5 km
Class Light
Hypocenter Medium deep
Mercalli scale 5
Possible effects Almost everyone feels movement. Sleeping people are awakened. Doors swing open or close. Dishes are broken. Pictures on the wall move. Small objects move or are turned over. Trees might shake. Liquids might spill out of open containers.
Data status
Data provider GeoNet

Location
Continent Australia - New-Zealand
Country New Zealand
Administration area Auckland
Nearest settlement Okiwi
Distance 804 km
Course NE
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
Curtis Island volcano (33.90 km), Havre Seamount volcano (43.26 km)
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.