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

  • 1 earthquake in the past 24 hours
  • 17 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 72 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 1,024 earthquakes in the past 365 days

The largest earthquake in South America:


A
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

B
1975-05-10 14:27:38 UTC 7.7 magnitude, 6 km depth
Cañete, Biobío, Chile

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1975-05-10 14:27:38 UTC at 14:27
May 10, 1975 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -38.183, -73.232
44.2 km from Cañete (27.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 6 km

C
1979-12-12 07:59:03 UTC 7.7 magnitude, 24 km depth
Valdez, Esmeraldas, Ecuador

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1979-12-12 07:59:03 UTC at 07:59
December 12, 1979 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.598, -79.358
56.2 km from Valdez (35.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Ecuador

Depth: 24 km

D
1963-08-15 17:25:09 UTC 7.7 magnitude, 550 km depth
La Rinconada, Puno, Peru

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1963-08-15 17:25:09 UTC at 17:25
August 15, 1963 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -13.866, -69.414
84.2 km from La Rinconada (52.2 miles)

Southern Peru

Depth: 550 km

E
1966-12-28 08:18:07 UTC 7.7 magnitude, 25 km depth
Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1966-12-28 08:18:07 UTC at 08:18
December 28, 1966 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -25.494, -70.55
11.2 km from Taltal (7.2 miles)

Depth: 25 km

F
1957-11-29 22:19:50 UTC 7.7 magnitude, 232 km depth
Atocha, Potosí, Bolivia

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1957-11-29 22:19:50 UTC at 22:19
November 29, 1957 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -20.948, -66.713
51.2 km from Atocha (31.2 miles)

Depth: 232 km

G

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1949-12-17 06:53:32 UTC at 06:53
December 17, 1949 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -53.923, -69.596
122.2 km from Punta Arenas (75.2 miles)

Southern Pacific Ocean

Depth: 10 km

H
1928-12-01 04:06:17 UTC 7.7 magnitude, 35 km depth
Constitución, Maule, Chile

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1928-12-01 04:06:17 UTC at 04:06
December 01, 1928 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -35.155, -72.105
34.2 km from Constitución (21.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km

I
1913-08-06 22:14:37 UTC 7.7 magnitude, 25 km depth
Camaná, Arequipa, Peru

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1913-08-06 22:14:37 UTC at 22:14
August 06, 1913 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -16.469, -73.823
119.2 km from Camaná (74.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Southern Peru

Depth: 25 km

J

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1900-10-29 09:11:00 UTC at 09:11
October 29, 1900 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 11.0, -66.0
82.2 km from Guatire (51.2 miles)

Coast Of Venezuela

Depth: 0 km



A
2015-11-24 22:45:38 UTC 7.6 magnitude, 606 km depth
Iberia, Madre de Dios, Peru

7.6 magnitude earthquake

2015-11-24 22:45:38 UTC at 22:45
November 24, 2015 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -10.537, -70.944
173.2 km from Iberia (107.2 miles)

Peru Brazil Border

Depth: 606 km

B
2015-11-24 22:50:54 UTC 7.6 magnitude, 620 km depth
Tarauacá, Acre, Brazil

7.6 magnitude earthquake

2015-11-24 22:50:54 UTC at 22:50
November 24, 2015 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -10.06, -71.018
211.2 km from Tarauacá (131.2 miles)

Peru Brazil Border

Depth: 620 km

C

7.6 magnitude earthquake

2001-07-07 09:38:43 UTC at 09:38
July 07, 2001 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -17.543, -72.077
51.2 km from Punta de Bombón (31.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Southern Peru

Depth: 33 km

D
1991-04-22 21:56:51 UTC 7.6 magnitude, 10 km depth
Limón, Limón, Costa Rica

7.6 magnitude earthquake

1991-04-22 21:56:51 UTC at 21:56
April 22, 1991 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 9.685, -83.073
34.2 km from Limón (21.2 miles)

Coast Of Costa Rica

Depth: 10 km

E

7.6 magnitude earthquake

1987-03-05 09:17:05 UTC at 09:17
March 05, 1987 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -24.388, -70.161
84.2 km from Antofagasta (52.2 miles)

Depth: 62 km

F
1974-10-03 14:21:29 UTC 7.6 magnitude, 13 km depth
Callao, Callao, Peru

7.6 magnitude earthquake

1974-10-03 14:21:29 UTC at 14:21
October 03, 1974 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -12.265, -77.795
77.2 km from Callao (47.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Central Peru

Depth: 13 km

G

7.6 magnitude earthquake

1958-01-19 14:07:28 UTC at 14:07
January 19, 1958 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.011, -79.489
19.2 km from Esmeraldas (11.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Ecuador

Depth: 27 km

H
1960-11-20 22:01:57 UTC 7.6 magnitude, 15 km depth
Mórrope, Lambayeque, Peru

7.6 magnitude earthquake

1960-11-20 22:01:57 UTC at 22:01
November 20, 1960 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -6.775, -80.918
103.2 km from Mórrope (64.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Northern Peru

Depth: 15 km

I
1961-08-19 05:09:51 UTC 7.6 magnitude, 612 km depth
Iberia, Madre de Dios, Peru

7.6 magnitude earthquake

1961-08-19 05:09:51 UTC at 05:09
August 19, 1961 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -10.75, -70.775
146.2 km from Iberia (90.2 miles)

Peru Brazil Border

Depth: 612 km

J
1963-11-09 21:15:32 UTC 7.6 magnitude, 590 km depth
Tarauacá, Acre, Brazil

7.6 magnitude earthquake

1963-11-09 21:15:32 UTC at 21:15
November 09, 1963 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -9.127, -71.483
132.2 km from Tarauacá (82.2 miles)

Peru Brazil Border

Depth: 590 km



A
1947-11-01 14:58:57 UTC 7.6 magnitude, 20 km depth
Satipo, Junín, Peru

7.6 magnitude earthquake

1947-11-01 14:58:57 UTC at 14:58
November 01, 1947 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -10.973, -74.725
32.2 km from Satipo (20.2 miles)

Central Peru

Depth: 20 km

B
1914-01-30 03:35:45 UTC 7.6 magnitude, 15 km depth
Talcahuano, Biobío, Chile

7.6 magnitude earthquake

1914-01-30 03:35:45 UTC at 03:35
January 30, 1914 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -36.292, -75.057
180.2 km from Talcahuano (112.2 miles)

Coast Of Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 15 km

C

7.6 magnitude earthquake

2016-12-25 14:22:26 UTC at 14:22
December 25, 2016 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -43.416, -73.951
42.2 km from Puerto Quellón (26.2 miles)

Southern Pacific Ocean

Depth: 35 km

D
2005-09-26 01:55:37 UTC 7.5 magnitude, 115 km depth
Yurimaguas, Loreto, Peru

7.5 magnitude earthquake

2005-09-26 01:55:37 UTC at 01:55
September 26, 2005 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -5.678, -76.398
39.2 km from Yurimaguas (24.2 miles)

Northern Peru

Depth: 115 km

E
1996-02-21 12:51:01 UTC 7.5 magnitude, 10 km depth
Puerto Santa, Ancash, Peru

7.5 magnitude earthquake

1996-02-21 12:51:01 UTC at 12:51
February 21, 1996 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -9.593, -79.587
123.2 km from Puerto Santa (76.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Northern Peru

Depth: 10 km

F

7.5 magnitude earthquake

1985-03-03 22:47:26 UTC at 22:47
March 03, 1985 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -33.12, -71.62
8.2 km from Valparaíso (5.2 miles)

Depth: 40 km

G

7.5 magnitude earthquake

1974-10-08 09:50:58 UTC at 09:50
October 08, 1974 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 17.3, -62.0
26.2 km from Saint John’s (16.2 miles)

North Atlantic Ocean

Depth: 47 km

H

7.5 magnitude earthquake

1958-07-26 17:37:14 UTC at 17:37
July 26, 1958 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -13.428, -69.388
83.2 km from Tambopata (52.2 miles)

Southern Peru

Depth: 612 km

I
1953-05-06 17:16:48 UTC 7.5 magnitude, 66 km depth
Chiguayante, Biobío, Chile

7.5 magnitude earthquake

1953-05-06 17:16:48 UTC at 17:16
May 06, 1953 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -37.093, -72.866
23.2 km from Chiguayante (14.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 66 km

J
1936-07-13 11:12:18 UTC 7.5 magnitude, 35 km depth
Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile

7.5 magnitude earthquake

1936-07-13 11:12:18 UTC at 11:12
July 13, 1936 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -24.72, -70.11
85.2 km from Taltal (52.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km


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