International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452435
Event time 2021-05-12 03:46:56 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-11 18:46:56 - [It was evening in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 04:13:50 (UTC)
Magnitude 4.9
Depth 35 km
Class Light
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 5
Possible effects Almost everyone feels movement. Sleeping people are awakened. Doors swing open or close. Dishes are broken. Pictures on the wall move. Small objects move or are turned over. Trees might shake. Liquids might spill out of open containers.
Data status reviewed
Data provider USGS - Earthquake Alert

Continent Asia
Country Japan
Administration area Tōkyō
Nearest settlement Sueyoshi
Distance 160 km
Course ESE
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region North Pacific
Water surface name North 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
Kita-Bayonnaise volcano (146.93 km), Myojinsho volcano (148.46 km)
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.