International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452608
Event time 2021-05-12 09:15:15 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 15:15:15 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 09:26:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 3.5
Depth 17 km
Class Minor
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent Central-America
Country El Salvador
Administration area
Nearest settlement El Botoncillo
Distance 55 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 (61.61 km), Acajutla (64.70 km)
Nearest airports
There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.