International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 256061
Event time 2020-09-03 12:59:32 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-03 00:59:32 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 13:01:38 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.2
Depth 107.85 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 Bay of Plenty
Nearest settlement Matata
Distance 18 km
Course NNE
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
Tauranga (56.80 km)
Nearest airports
Whakatane Airport (24.14 km), Tauranga Airport (53.63 km), Rotorua Regional Airport (60.52 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Moutohora Island volcano (21.72 km), Rungapapa Knoll volcano (24.99 km), White Island volcano (40.16 km), Okataina volcano (51.57 km), Kaimai volcano (51.91 km), Rotorua volcano (61.35 km), Mayor Island volcano (69.22 km)
Quick Analysis
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the deep depth of the hypocenter, no damage is conceivable.According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.