International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452289
Event time 2021-05-11 23:30:40 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-11 11:30:40 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-11 23:32:42 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.3
Depth 19.26 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status reviewed
Data provider GEONET (EQ)

Continent Australia - New-Zealand
Country New Zealand
Administration area Manawatu-Wanganui
Nearest settlement Turakina
Distance 2 km
Course NNW
Surface type underground quake

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Wanganui (16.62 km)
Nearest airports
Wanganui Airport (16.60 km), RNZAF Base Ohakea (25.49 km), Palmerston North Airport (48.14 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.