International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis


Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452414
Event time 2021-05-12 03:37:44 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 11:37:44 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 03:42:13 (UTC)
Magnitude 2
Depth 52.6 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status automatic
Data provider USGS - Earthquake Alert

Location
Continent North-America
Country USA
Administration area Alaska
Nearest settlement Shirleyville
Distance 5 km
Course SSE
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region North Pacific
Water surface name Gulf of Alaska



Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Nikiski (31.38 km), Kenai (46.53 km), Drift River (61.94 km)
Nearest airports
Kenai Municipal Airport (44.15 km), Soldotna Airport (57.47 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Spurr volcano (59.99 km), Double Glacier volcano (74.66 km)
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.