International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255707
Event time 2020-09-03 03:10:30 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-02 15:10:30 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 03:13:02 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.2
Depth 182.09 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Medium deep
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status
Data provider GEONET (EQ)

Continent Australia - New-Zealand
Country New Zealand
Administration area Manawatu-Wanganui
Nearest settlement Oruaiwi
Distance 17 km
Course NNE
Surface type underground quake

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
Taupo Airport (48.02 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Northern Tongariro Group volcano (36.40 km), Mangakino volcano (41.01 km), Taupo volcano (43.19 km), Tongariro volcano (53.84 km), Maroa volcano (55.35 km), Ruapehu volcano (66.94 km), Kakepuku volcano (72.12 km), Reporoa volcano (74.79 km)
Quick Analysis
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the deep depth of the hypocenter, no damage is conceivable.