International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452556
Event time 2021-05-12 07:53:25 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 12:53:25 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 08:01:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 4.9
Depth 10 km
Class Light
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 5
Possible effects Almost everyone feels movement. Sleeping people are awakened. Doors swing open or close. Dishes are broken. Pictures on the wall move. Small objects move or are turned over. Trees might shake. Liquids might spill out of open containers.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent South-America
Country Peru
Administration area Tacna
Nearest settlement Samuta
Distance 0 km
Course ENE
Surface type underground quake

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Rada De Arica (145.64 km)
Nearest airports
Coronel FAP Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa International Airport (100.70 km), Chacalluta Airport (133.52 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Purupuruni, Cerros volcano (10.23 km), Casiri, Nevados volcano (27.62 km), Yucamane volcano (33.95 km), Tacora volcano (55.72 km), Tutupaca volcano (56.99 km), Lexone volcano (82.84 km), Ticsani volcano (92.58 km), Taapaca volcano (104.78 km), Caquena volcano (116.68 km), Pucara, Cerro volcano (118.80 km), Larancagua, Volcan volcano (122.08 km), Huaynaputina volcano (124.22 km), Anallajsi, Nevado volcano (127.45 km), Vilacollo volcano (127.75 km), Patilla Pata volcano (128.17 km), Parinacota volcano (130.17 km), Sajama, Nevado del volcano (143.47 km), Ubinas volcano (146.03 km)
Quick Analysis