International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452586
Event time 2021-05-12 08:56:25 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 18:56:25 - [It was evening in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 08:59:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.3
Depth 36 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent North-America
Country USA
Administration area Hawaii
Nearest settlement Pahala
Distance 4 km
Course E
Surface type underground quake

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Honuapo (18.22 km), Milolii (48.40 km), Kauhako Bay (51.98 km), Napoopoo (60.02 km), Hilo (70.13 km)
Nearest airports
Bradshaw Army Airfield (62.32 km), Hilo International Airport (70.16 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Kilauea volcano (28.43 km), Mauna Loa volcano (34.34 km), Loihi volcano (36.87 km), Mauna Kea volcano (67.90 km), Hualalai volcano (70.04 km)
Quick Analysis
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the moderate depth of the hypocenter, minimal damage is conceivable.