International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452620
Event time 2021-05-12 09:32:36 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 18:32:36 - [It was evening in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 09:44:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 4.7
Depth 10 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

Continent North-America
Country USA
Administration area Alaska
Nearest settlement Amchitka
Distance 149 km
Course WSW
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
Kiska (92.52 km)
Nearest airports
There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest volcanoes
Kiska volcano (107.05 km), Segula volcano (124.01 km), Davidof volcano (131.57 km), Buldir volcano (131.83 km), Little Sitkin volcano (142.71 km)
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.