International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452311
Event time 2021-05-12 00:10:44 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 07:10:44 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 00:12:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 2
Depth 12 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 Mexico
Administration area
Nearest settlement Sonora Primera Seccion
Distance 2 km
Course WSW
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
El Centro NAF Airport (Vraciu Field) (30.19 km), Imperial County Airport (30.86 km), General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport (37.19 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Prieto, Cerro volcano (34.33 km), Salton Buttes volcano (70.84 km)
Quick Analysis
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the moderate depth of the hypocenter, minimal damage is conceivable.