International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452387
Event time 2021-05-12 02:31:37 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-11 14:31:37 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 02:34:13 (UTC)
Magnitude 3.9
Depth 12 km
Class Minor
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 2
Possible effects A few people might notice movement if they are at rest and/or on the upper floors of tall buildings.
Data status reviewed
Data provider GEONET (EQ)

Continent Australia - New-Zealand
Country New Zealand
Administration area Gisborne
Nearest settlement Horoera
Distance 140 km
Course E
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
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.