South America has had: (M1.5 or greater)

  • 2 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
  • 15 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 83 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 1,018 earthquakes in the past 365 days

The largest earthquake in South America:

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1960-05-22 19:11:20 UTC 9.6 magnitude, 25 km depth
Cañete, Biobío, Chile

9.6 magnitude earthquake

1960-05-22 19:11:20 UTC at 19:11
May 22, 1960 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -38.143, -73.407
37.2 km from Cañete (23.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 25 km

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2010-02-27 06:34:11 UTC 8.8 magnitude, 22 km depth
Cauquenes, Maule, Chile

8.8 magnitude earthquake

2010-02-27 06:34:11 UTC at 06:34
February 27, 2010 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -36.122, -72.898
54.2 km from Cauquenes (33.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 22 km

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8.6 magnitude earthquake

1960-05-22 18:56:02 UTC at 18:56
May 22, 1960 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -38.061, -73.039
38.2 km from Traiguén (23.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 25 km

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2001-06-23 20:33:14 UTC 8.4 magnitude, 33 km depth
Camaná, Arequipa, Peru

8.4 magnitude earthquake

2001-06-23 20:33:14 UTC at 20:33
June 23, 2001 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -16.265, -73.641
107.2 km from Camaná (66.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Southern Peru

Depth: 33 km

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2015-09-16 22:54:32 UTC 8.3 magnitude, 22 km depth
Illapel, Coquimbo, Chile

8.3 magnitude earthquake

2015-09-16 22:54:32 UTC at 22:54
September 16, 2015 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -31.573, -71.674
48.2 km from Illapel (30.2 miles)

Depth: 22 km

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2015-09-16 22:54:32 UTC 8.3 magnitude, 22 km depth
Illapel, Coquimbo, Chile

8.3 magnitude earthquake

2015-09-16 22:54:32 UTC at 22:54
September 16, 2015 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -31.57, -71.67
47.2 km from Illapel (29.2 miles)

Depth: 22 km

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1922-11-11 04:32:51 UTC 8.3 magnitude, 70 km depth
Vallenar, Atacama, Chile

8.3 magnitude earthquake

1922-11-11 04:32:51 UTC at 04:32
November 11, 1922 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -28.293, -69.852
94.2 km from Vallenar (58.2 miles)

Depth: 70 km

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2014-04-01 23:46:47 UTC 8.2 magnitude, 25 km depth
Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile

8.2 magnitude earthquake

2014-04-01 23:46:47 UTC at 23:46
April 01, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -19.61, -70.769
94.2 km from Iquique (58.2 miles)

Depth: 25 km

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1994-06-09 00:33:16 UTC 8.2 magnitude, 631 km depth
Reyes, El Beni, Bolivia

8.2 magnitude earthquake

1994-06-09 00:33:16 UTC at 00:33
June 09, 1994 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -13.841, -67.553
55.2 km from Reyes (34.2 miles)

Depth: 631 km

J

8.2 magnitude earthquake

1950-12-09 21:38:51 UTC at 21:38
December 09, 1950 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -23.977, -67.912
121.2 km from San Pedro de Atacama (75.2 miles)

Depth: 113 km



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1940-05-24 16:33:59 UTC 8.2 magnitude, 45 km depth
Huaura, Lima, Peru

8.2 magnitude earthquake

1940-05-24 16:33:59 UTC at 16:33
May 24, 1940 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.094, -77.487
12.2 km from Huaura (7.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Central Peru

Depth: 45 km

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8.2 magnitude earthquake

1906-08-17 00:40:04 UTC at 00:40
August 17, 1906 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -32.4, -71.4
16.2 km from La Ligua (10.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km

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1966-10-17 21:42:00 UTC 8.1 magnitude, 40 km depth
Paramonga, Lima, Peru

8.1 magnitude earthquake

1966-10-17 21:42:00 UTC at 21:42
October 17, 1966 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -10.665, -78.228
43.2 km from Paramonga (26.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Central Peru

Depth: 40 km

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1960-05-21 10:02:57 UTC 8.1 magnitude, 25 km depth
Cañete, Biobío, Chile

8.1 magnitude earthquake

1960-05-21 10:02:57 UTC at 10:02
May 21, 1960 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -37.824, -73.353
4.2 km from Cañete (2.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 25 km

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1942-08-24 22:50:32 UTC 8.1 magnitude, 30 km depth
Nazca, Ica, Peru

8.1 magnitude earthquake

1942-08-24 22:50:32 UTC at 22:50
August 24, 1942 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -14.819, -74.708
24.2 km from Nazca (15.2 miles)

Central Peru

Depth: 30 km

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1943-04-06 16:07:17 UTC 8.1 magnitude, 35 km depth
Illapel, Coquimbo, Chile

8.1 magnitude earthquake

1943-04-06 16:07:17 UTC at 16:07
April 06, 1943 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -31.432, -71.475
36.2 km from Illapel (22.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km

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8.0 magnitude earthquake

2007-08-15 23:40:57 UTC at 23:40
August 15, 2007 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -13.386, -76.603
41.2 km from San Vicente de Cañete (25.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Central Peru

Depth: 39 km

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8.0 magnitude earthquake

1995-07-30 05:11:23 UTC at 05:11
July 30, 1995 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -23.34, -70.294
36.2 km from Antofagasta (22.2 miles)

Depth: 45 km

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8.0 magnitude earthquake

1985-03-03 22:47:07 UTC at 22:47
March 03, 1985 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -33.135, -71.871
25.2 km from Valparaíso (15.2 miles)

Depth: 33 km

J

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1922-01-17 03:50:28 UTC at 03:50
January 17, 1922 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -3.025, -71.398
143.2 km from Puerto Nariño (89.2 miles)

Depth: 475 km



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2005-06-13 22:44:33 UTC 7.8 magnitude, 115 km depth
Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile

7.8 magnitude earthquake

2005-06-13 22:44:33 UTC at 22:44
June 13, 2005 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -19.987, -69.197
101.2 km from Iquique (63.2 miles)

Depth: 115 km

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7.8 magnitude earthquake

1971-07-09 03:03:20 UTC at 03:03
July 09, 1971 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -32.601, -71.076
21.2 km from La Ligua (13.2 miles)

Depth: 60 km

C

7.8 magnitude earthquake

1960-06-06 05:55:48 UTC at 05:55
June 06, 1960 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -45.785, -72.889
35.2 km from Puerto Chacabuco (22.2 miles)

Aisen, Chile

Depth: 15 km

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1939-01-25 03:32:15 UTC 7.8 magnitude, 35 km depth
San Carlos, Biobío, Chile

7.8 magnitude earthquake

1939-01-25 03:32:15 UTC at 03:32
January 25, 1939 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -36.305, -72.315
34.2 km from San Carlos (21.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 35 km

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7.8 magnitude earthquake

1942-05-14 02:13:27 UTC at 02:13
May 14, 1942 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -0.025, -79.955
15.2 km from Pedernales (9.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Ecuador

Depth: 20 km

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7.8 magnitude earthquake

1918-12-04 11:47:50 UTC at 11:47
December 04, 1918 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.538, -70.608
58.2 km from Diego de Almagro (36.2 miles)

Depth: 40 km

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2016-04-16 23:58:37 UTC 7.8 magnitude, 19 km depth
Muisne, Esmeraldas, Ecuador

7.8 magnitude earthquake

2016-04-16 23:58:37 UTC at 23:58
April 16, 2016 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 0.372, -79.94
29.2 km from Muisne (18.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Ecuador

Depth: 19 km

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2014-04-03 02:43:13 UTC 7.7 magnitude, 22 km depth
Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile

7.7 magnitude earthquake

2014-04-03 02:43:13 UTC at 02:43
April 03, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -20.571, -70.493
53.2 km from Iquique (33.2 miles)

Depth: 22 km

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7.7 magnitude earthquake

2007-11-14 15:40:50 UTC at 15:40
November 14, 2007 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -22.247, -69.89
36.2 km from Tocopilla (22.2 miles)

Depth: 40 km

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1996-11-12 16:59:44 UTC 7.7 magnitude, 33 km depth
Minas de Marcona, Ica, Peru

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1996-11-12 16:59:44 UTC at 16:59
November 12, 1996 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -14.993, -75.675
65.2 km from Minas de Marcona (40.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Central Peru

Depth: 33 km