International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255951
Event time 2020-09-03 10:03:51 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-02 22:03:51 - [It was night in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 10:07:48 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.4
Depth 169.75 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 Waikato
Nearest settlement Atiamuri
Distance 7 km
Course SW
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 (36.79 km), Rotorua Regional Airport (47.28 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Maroa volcano (10.98 km), Mangakino volcano (19.64 km), Kapenga volcano (32.48 km), Reporoa volcano (32.75 km), Taupo volcano (44.12 km), Rotorua volcano (47.23 km), Okataina volcano (58.48 km), Northern Tongariro Group volcano (65.55 km), Kakepuku volcano (73.06 km), Kaimai volcano (73.27 km)
Quick Analysis
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the deep depth of the hypocenter, no damage is conceivable.