International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 256028
Event time 2020-09-03 11:58:14 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-02 23:58:14 - [It was night in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 11:59:33 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.9
Depth 59.38 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status
Data provider GeoNet

Continent Australia - New-Zealand
Country New Zealand
Administration area Waikato
Nearest settlement Pauanui
Distance 103 km
Course ENE
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
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.