International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452550
Event time 2021-05-12 07:52:01 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-11 19:52:01 - [It was night in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 07:54:23 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.8
Depth 5.47 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status automatic
Data provider GEONET (EQ)

Continent Australia - New-Zealand
Country New Zealand
Administration area West Coast
Nearest settlement Fox Glacier
Distance 4 km
Course SSE
Surface type underground quake

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
Mount Cook Airport (29.95 km), Glentanner Airport (45.38 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.