International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452562
Event time 2021-05-12 07:53:23 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 12:53:23 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 08:10:51 (UTC)
Magnitude 5.3
Depth 10 km
Class Moderate
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 reviewed
Data provider USGS - Earthquake Alert

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

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Rada De Arica (135.16 km), Puerto Ilo (145.31 km)
Nearest airports
Coronel FAP Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa International Airport (89.12 km), Chacalluta Airport (122.54 km), Ilo Airport (145.00 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Purupuruni, Cerros volcano (16.19 km), Yucamane volcano (19.20 km), Casiri, Nevados volcano (32.48 km), Tutupaca volcano (44.73 km), Tacora volcano (56.89 km), Ticsani volcano (82.62 km), Lexone volcano (88.83 km), Taapaca volcano (107.86 km), Huaynaputina volcano (113.62 km), Caquena volcano (123.93 km), Larancagua, Volcan volcano (131.29 km), Pucara, Cerro volcano (131.50 km), Vilacollo volcano (132.34 km), Parinacota volcano (137.31 km), Patilla Pata volcano (137.51 km), Ubinas volcano (137.56 km), Anallajsi, Nevado volcano (138.95 km)
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