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

  • 1 earthquake in the past 24 hours
  • 18 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 74 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 1,028 earthquakes in the past 365 days

The largest earthquake in South America:


A

7.5 magnitude earthquake

1934-07-18 01:36:31 UTC at 01:36
July 18, 1934 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 7.903, -82.492
43.2 km from Punta de Burica (27.2 miles)

South Of Panama

Depth: 30 km

B

7.5 magnitude earthquake

2019-02-22 10:17:22 UTC at 10:17
February 22, 2019 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -2.199, -77.023
118.2 km from Palora (73.2 miles)

Peru Ecuador Border

Depth: 132 km

C
2010-02-27 08:01:23 UTC 7.4 magnitude, 35 km depth
Lebu, Biobío, Chile

7.4 magnitude earthquake

2010-02-27 08:01:23 UTC at 08:01
February 27, 2010 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -37.773, -75.048
124.2 km from Lebu (77.2 miles)

Coast Of Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 35 km

D

7.4 magnitude earthquake

2007-11-29 19:00:20 UTC at 19:00
November 29, 2007 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 14.944, -61.274
18.2 km from Basse-Pointe (11.2 miles)

Martinique, Windward Island

Depth: 156 km

E

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1983-10-04 18:52:13 UTC at 18:52
October 04, 1983 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.535, -70.563
54.2 km from Diego de Almagro (33.2 miles)

Depth: 14 km

F

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1985-03-04 00:32:21 UTC at 00:32
March 04, 1985 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -33.207, -71.663
18.2 km from Valparaíso (11.2 miles)

Depth: 33 km

G

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1977-11-23 09:26:24 UTC at 09:26
November 23, 1977 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -31.028, -67.767
52.2 km from San Agustín de Valle Fértil (32.2 miles)

Depth: 13 km

H

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1965-03-28 16:33:16 UTC at 16:33
March 28, 1965 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -32.522, -71.233
7.2 km from La Ligua (4.2 miles)

Depth: 70 km

I

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1971-07-27 02:02:49 UTC at 02:02
July 27, 1971 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -2.839, -77.322
103.2 km from Sucúa (64.2 miles)

Peru Ecuador Border

Depth: 120 km

J
1960-11-01 08:45:59 UTC 7.4 magnitude, 20 km depth
Lebu, Biobío, Chile

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1960-11-01 08:45:59 UTC at 08:45
November 01, 1960 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -38.467, -75.031
153.2 km from Lebu (95.2 miles)

Coast Of Araucania, Chile

Depth: 20 km



A
1939-04-18 06:22:44 UTC 7.4 magnitude, 35 km depth
Copiapó, Atacama, Chile

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1939-04-18 06:22:44 UTC at 06:22
April 18, 1939 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -27.182, -70.842
54.2 km from Copiapó (33.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km

B

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2012-09-30 16:31:35 UTC at 16:31
September 30, 2012 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.929, -76.362
11.2 km from San Agustín (7.2 miles)

Colombia Ecuador Border

Depth: 170 km

C

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1991-06-23 21:22:28 UTC at 21:22
June 23, 1991 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.802, -63.349
27.2 km from El Hoyo (17.2 miles)

Depth: 558 km

D

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1974-07-13 01:18:22 UTC at 01:18
July 13, 1974 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 7.747, -77.688
40.2 km from Unión Chocó (25.2 miles)

Panama Colombia Border

Depth: 12 km

E

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1967-12-21 02:25:26 UTC at 02:25
December 21, 1967 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -21.865, -69.939
36.2 km from Tocopilla (22.2 miles)

Depth: 45 km

F
1960-12-02 09:10:48 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 35 km depth
Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1960-12-02 09:10:48 UTC at 09:10
December 02, 1960 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -24.732, -70.297
77.2 km from Taltal (48.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km

G

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1962-03-17 20:47:34 UTC at 20:47
March 17, 1962 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 10.767, -43.255

Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge

Depth: 10 km

H

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1949-12-17 15:07:58 UTC at 15:07
December 17, 1949 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -53.911, -69.753
113.2 km from Punta Arenas (70.2 miles)

Southern Pacific Ocean

Depth: 10 km

I
1953-12-12 17:31:29 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 25 km depth
Zorritos, Tumbes, Peru

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1953-12-12 17:31:29 UTC at 17:31
December 12, 1953 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -3.552, -80.636
14.2 km from Zorritos (9.2 miles)

Peru Ecuador Border

Depth: 25 km

J

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1953-03-19 08:27:52 UTC at 08:27
March 19, 1953 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 13.809, -61.216
18.2 km from Soufrière (11.2 miles)

St. Lucia, Windward Island

Depth: 128 km



A

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1941-12-05 20:47:03 UTC at 20:47
December 05, 1941 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 8.396, -83.457
44.2 km from Golfito (27.2 miles)

Coast Of Costa Rica

Depth: 20 km

B

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1918-05-20 14:36:07 UTC at 14:36
May 20, 1918 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 7.506, -34.933

Central Mid Atlantic Ridge

Depth: 15 km

C

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1920-12-10 04:26:07 UTC at 04:26
December 10, 1920 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -37.723, -70.256
29.2 km from El Huecú (18.2 miles)

Depth: 15 km

D

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1921-12-18 15:29:28 UTC at 15:29
December 18, 1921 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -3.827, -71.322
107.2 km from Puerto Nariño (66.2 miles)

Depth: 540 km

E
2018-08-21 21:31:46 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 154 km depth
Carúpano, Sucre, Venezuela

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2018-08-21 21:31:46 UTC at 21:31
August 21, 2018 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 10.855, -62.883
45.2 km from Carúpano (28.2 miles)

Coast Of Venezuela

Depth: 154 km

F
2011-01-02 20:20:17 UTC 7.2 magnitude, 24 km depth
Carahue, Araucanía, Chile

7.2 magnitude earthquake

2011-01-02 20:20:17 UTC at 20:20
January 02, 2011 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -38.355, -73.326
42.2 km from Carahue (26.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 24 km

G

7.2 magnitude earthquake

2000-05-12 18:43:18 UTC at 18:43
May 12, 2000 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -23.548, -66.452
75.2 km from San Antonio de los Cobres (46.2 miles)

Depth: 225 km

H
2004-11-15 09:06:56 UTC 7.2 magnitude, 15 km depth
Pizarro, Chocó, Colombia

7.2 magnitude earthquake

2004-11-15 09:06:56 UTC at 09:06
November 15, 2004 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 4.695, -77.508
32.2 km from Pizarro (20.2 miles)

Near West Coast Of Colombia

Depth: 15 km

I

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1991-11-19 22:28:51 UTC at 22:28
November 19, 1991 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 4.554, -77.442
33.2 km from Santa Genoveva de Docorodó (20.2 miles)

Near West Coast Of Colombia

Depth: 21 km

J

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1992-10-18 15:11:59 UTC at 15:11
October 18, 1992 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 7.075, -76.862
15.2 km from Murindó (9.2 miles)

Northern Colombia

Depth: 10 km


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