International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452590
Event time 2021-05-12 08:27:43 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 12:27:43 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 09:03:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.9
Depth 99 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Medium deep
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent South-America
Country Chile
Administration area Tarapacá
Nearest settlement Chara
Distance 13 km
Course ESE
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
Napa, Cerro volcano (25.09 km), Irruputuncu volcano (31.70 km), Copa, Cerro volcano (41.99 km), Ocana volcano (43.09 km), Olca-Paruma volcano (53.78 km), Pampa Luxsar volcano (70.18 km), Aucanquilcha volcano (71.85 km)
Quick Analysis
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the deep depth of the hypocenter, no damage is conceivable.