International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452318
Event time 2021-05-12 00:20:09 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-11 12:20:09 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 00:23:08 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.5
Depth 5 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 Canterbury
Nearest settlement Hapuku
Distance 27 km
Course ESE
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.