International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 256010
Event time 2020-09-03 11:27:11 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-02 23:27:11 - [It was night in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 11:29:39 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.2
Depth 23.23 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Shallow depth
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 Marlborough
Nearest settlement Onauku
Distance 19 km
Course ENE
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region South Pacific
Water surface name Tasman Sea

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Wellington (32.85 km), Picton (54.46 km)
Nearest airports
Paraparaumu Airport (37.51 km), Wellington International Airport (37.96 km)
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.