International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255729
Event time 2020-09-03 03:39:13 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-02 15:39:13 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 03:41:40 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.8
Depth 0.28 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status
Data provider GeoNet

Continent Australia - New-Zealand
Country New Zealand
Administration area Bay of Plenty
Nearest settlement Waihau Bay
Distance 113 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
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the moderate depth of the hypocenter, minimal damage is conceivable.According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.