International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255960
Event time 2020-09-03 10:13:56 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-02 22:13:56 - [It was night in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 10:16:37 (UTC)
Magnitude 3.8
Depth 39.69 km
Class Minor
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 2
Possible effects A few people might notice movement if they are at rest and/or on the upper floors of tall buildings.
Data status
Data provider GEONET (EQ)

Continent Australia - New-Zealand
Country New Zealand
Administration area Hawke's Bay
Nearest settlement Ohinepaka
Distance 6 km
Course NNW
Surface type underground quake

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Napier (65.23 km), Gisborne (72.49 km)
Nearest airports
Wairoa Airport (10.13 km), Hawke's Bay Airport (65.72 km), Gisborne Airport (68.50 km)
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis