International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis


Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452555
Event time 2021-05-12 07:53:44 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-11 23:53:44 - [It was night in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 08:01:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 4.5
Depth 21 km
Class Light
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 4
Possible effects Most people indoors feel movement. Hanging objects swing. Dishes, windows, and doors rattle. The earthquake feels like a heavy truck hitting the walls. A few people outdoors may feel movement. Parked cars rock.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Location
Continent Indonesian Archipelago
Country Indonesia
Administration area North Sulawesi
Nearest settlement Uyuod
Distance 54 km
Course SE
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region North Pacific
Water surface name Molukka Sea



Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Bitung (141.23 km), Manado (144.65 km)
Nearest airports
There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest volcanoes
Ambang volcano (79.73 km), Soputan volcano (102.65 km), Riendengan-Sempu volcano (104.30 km), Tondano Caldera volcano (114.67 km), Mahawu volcano (128.11 km), Lokon-Empung volcano (129.13 km), Klabat volcano (140.45 km)
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.