International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255990
Event time 2020-09-03 10:12:59 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-02 22:12:59 - [It was night in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 10:49:16 (UTC)
Magnitude 5
Depth 65.48 km
Class Moderate
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 5
Possible effects Almost everyone feels movement. Sleeping people are awakened. Doors swing open or close. Dishes are broken. Pictures on the wall move. Small objects move or are turned over. Trees might shake. Liquids might spill out of open containers.
Data status confirmed
Data provider AuGOV

Continent Australia - New-Zealand
Country New Zealand
Administration area Tasman
Nearest settlement Saint Arnaud
Distance 9 km
Course SSW
Surface type underground quake

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Nelson (79.19 km), Westport (98.35 km), Tarakohe (114.59 km), Picton (122.56 km), Collingwood (132.95 km), Greymouth (142.58 km)
Nearest airports
Nelson Airport (74.22 km), Woodbourne Airport (99.28 km), Westport Airport (100.11 km)
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis