International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis


Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255871
Event time 2020-09-03 07:49:12 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-02 19:49:12 - [It was night in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 07:53:25 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.2
Depth 27.35 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status
Data provider GeoNet

Location
Continent Australia - New-Zealand
Country New Zealand
Administration area Bay of Plenty
Nearest settlement Te Kaha
Distance 38 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
White Island volcano (14.16 km), Rungapapa Knoll volcano (31.97 km), Moutohora Island volcano (49.56 km)
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.