International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis


Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452531
Event time 2021-05-12 07:11:39 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 14:11:39 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 07:13:16 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.7
Depth 15.37 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 California
Nearest settlement Capetown
Distance 8 km
Course SSW
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region North Pacific
Water surface name North Pacific Ocean



Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
Humboldt Bay (41.91 km)
Nearest marine ports
Fields Landing (39.23 km), Eureka (48.88 km), Samoa (50.61 km)
Nearest airports
Murray Field (51.66 km), California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport (69.61 km)
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.