International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452374
Event time 2021-05-12 02:03:50 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 05:03:50 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 02:10:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 3
Depth 180 km
Class Minor
Hypocenter Medium deep
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent South-America
Country Argentina
Administration area Salta
Nearest settlement Salar de Pocitos
Distance 28 km
Course NW
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
There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest volcanoes
Incaguasi volcano (39.35 km), Queva, Nevado volcano (47.99 km), Laco volcano (54.50 km), Aracar volcano (60.95 km), Cordon de Puntas Negras volcano (61.68 km), Caichinque volcano (62.42 km), Capur volcano (69.91 km), Tocomar volcano (69.98 km), Miniques volcano (72.50 km), Tuzgle volcano (73.96 km)
Quick Analysis
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the deep depth of the hypocenter, no damage is conceivable.