International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255716
Event time 2020-09-03 03:24:17 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-02 15:24:17 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 03:28:30 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.9
Depth 17.23 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Shallow depth
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 Bulls
Distance 9 km
Course WSW
Surface type underground quake

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Wanganui (34.71 km)
Nearest airports
RNZAF Base Ohakea (9.46 km), Palmerston North Airport (31.81 km), Wanganui Airport (34.07 km)
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the moderate depth of the hypocenter, minimal damage is conceivable.