International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452522
Event time 2021-05-12 06:18:47 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 12:18:47 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 06:40:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 4.7
Depth 24 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 Central-America
Country El Salvador
Administration area
Nearest settlement Bola de Monte
Distance 57 km
Course SSW
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
Acajutla Offshore Terminal (59.75 km), Acajutla (62.62 km), Puerto Quetzal (91.74 km)
Nearest airports
San José Airport (95.79 km), Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport (136.29 km), Ilopango International Airport (137.05 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Moyuta volcano (89.38 km), Apaneca Range volcano (90.37 km), Izalco volcano (95.49 km), Santa Ana volcano (98.70 km), Ixhuatan volcano (101.31 km), Tecuamburro volcano (101.40 km), Coatepeque Caldera volcano (106.42 km), Pueblo Nuevo Vi?as volcano (107.82 km), Piedra Grande volcano (111.72 km), Chingo volcano (114.68 km), Singuil, Cerro volcano (114.97 km), Cuilapa-Barbarena volcano (120.58 km), Jumaytepeque volcano (121.24 km), San Salvador volcano (121.36 km), Flores volcano (122.26 km), Santiago, Cerro volcano (128.76 km), Pacaya volcano (130.00 km), Ayarza volcano (131.54 km), Tablas, Cerro las volcano (133.30 km), Redondo, Cerro volcano (135.12 km), Tahual volcano (138.13 km), Suchitan volcano (139.66 km), Cinotepeque, Cerro volcano (142.14 km), Ilopango volcano (142.78 km), Agua volcano (143.32 km), Masahuat Volcanic Field volcano (143.56 km), San Diego volcano (143.90 km), Ixtepeque volcano (146.31 km), Guazapa volcano (146.60 km), Fuego volcano (149.71 km)
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.