International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis


Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452589
Event time 2021-05-12 08:57:06 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 18:57:06 - [It was evening in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 09:00:12 (UTC)
Magnitude 2
Depth 35.77 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 Hawaii
Nearest settlement Pahala
Distance 5 km
Course SE
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region North Pacific
Water surface name North Pacific Ocean



Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Honuapo (15.70 km), Milolii (48.65 km), Kauhako Bay (53.83 km), Napoopoo (62.34 km), Hilo (73.17 km)
Nearest airports
Bradshaw Army Airfield (66.15 km), Hilo International Airport (73.12 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Kilauea volcano (31.50 km), Loihi volcano (33.39 km), Mauna Loa volcano (37.84 km), Mauna Kea volcano (71.75 km), Hualalai volcano (73.22 km)
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.