International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452489
Event time 2021-05-12 05:39:27 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-11 22:39:27 - [It was night in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 05:45:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 4.1
Depth 10 km
Class Light
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
Data provider EMSC

Continent Indonesian Archipelago
Country Indonesia
Administration area North Sumatra
Nearest settlement Erohulo
Distance 265 km
Course SW
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region Indian Ocean
Water surface name Indian 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.