International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452396
Event time 2021-05-12 02:34:47 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 02:34:47 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 02:54:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.6
Depth 10 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent Africa
Country Morocco
Administration area Oriental
Nearest settlement Ras Ettaref
Distance 22 km
Course N
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region Mediterranean
Water surface name Alboran Sea

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Port D Al Hoceima (34.58 km), Port Nador (69.41 km)
Nearest airports
Cherif Al Idrissi Airport (37.41 km), Melilla Airport (67.57 km)
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
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.