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

  • 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
  • 14 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 70 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 1,022 earthquakes in the past 365 days

The largest earthquake in South America:


A
1997-10-28 06:15:17 UTC 7.2 magnitude, 112 km depth
Barranca, Loreto, Peru

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1997-10-28 06:15:17 UTC at 06:15
October 28, 1997 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -4.368, -76.681
51.2 km from Barranca (31.2 miles)

Peru Ecuador Border

Depth: 112 km

B

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1998-08-04 18:59:20 UTC at 18:59
August 04, 1998 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -0.593, -80.393
3.2 km from Bahía de Caráquez (2.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Ecuador

Depth: 33 km

C

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1985-04-09 01:56:59 UTC at 01:56
April 09, 1985 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -34.131, -71.618
59.2 km from San Antonio (36.2 miles)

Libertador O'higgins, Chile

Depth: 37 km

D

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1987-03-06 04:10:41 UTC at 04:10
March 06, 1987 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 0.151, -77.821
29.2 km from Pimampiro (18.2 miles)

Colombia Ecuador Border

Depth: 10 km

E

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1987-08-08 15:48:56 UTC at 15:48
August 08, 1987 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -19.022, -69.991
68.2 km from Arica (42.2 miles)

Depth: 69 km

F
1988-02-05 14:01:02 UTC 7.2 magnitude, 36 km depth
Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1988-02-05 14:01:02 UTC at 14:01
February 05, 1988 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -24.753, -70.433
72.2 km from Taltal (45.2 miles)

Depth: 36 km

G
1974-11-09 12:59:49 UTC 7.2 magnitude, 6 km depth
Callao, Callao, Peru

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1974-11-09 12:59:49 UTC at 12:59
November 09, 1974 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -12.5, -77.786
87.2 km from Callao (54.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Central Peru

Depth: 6 km

H

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1981-10-16 03:25:42 UTC at 03:25
October 16, 1981 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -33.134, -73.074
135.2 km from Valparaíso (84.2 miles)

Coast Of Valparaiso, Chile

Depth: 33 km

I

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1969-12-25 21:32:31 UTC at 21:32
December 25, 1969 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 15.648, -59.694
164.2 km from Grande Anse (102.2 miles)

East Of Dominica, Leeward Island

Depth: 20 km

J
1970-12-10 04:34:41 UTC 7.2 magnitude, 25 km depth
Papayal, Tumbes, Peru

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1970-12-10 04:34:41 UTC at 04:34
December 10, 1970 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -4.026, -80.542
22.2 km from Papayal (13.2 miles)

Peru Ecuador Border

Depth: 25 km



A

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1970-06-15 11:14:51 UTC at 11:14
June 15, 1970 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -54.476, -64.499
248.2 km from Ushuaia (154.2 miles)

Depth: 10 km

B
1962-12-08 21:27:21 UTC 7.2 magnitude, 588 km depth
Taco Pozo, Chaco, Argentina

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1962-12-08 21:27:21 UTC at 21:27
December 08, 1962 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -25.802, -63.21
21.2 km from Taco Pozo (13.2 miles)

Depth: 588 km

C

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1962-07-26 08:14:46 UTC at 08:14
July 26, 1962 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 7.512, -82.729
59.2 km from Punta de Burica (37.2 miles)

South Of Panama

Depth: 25 km

D

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1942-11-28 10:38:47 UTC at 10:38
November 28, 1942 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 7.344, -35.64

Central Mid Atlantic Ridge

Depth: 10 km

E

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1927-11-21 23:12:32 UTC at 23:12
November 21, 1927 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -44.816, -72.926
19.2 km from Puerto Cisnes (12.2 miles)

Aisen, Chile

Depth: 15 km

F

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1931-03-18 08:02:25 UTC at 08:02
March 18, 1931 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -33.778, -71.478
23.2 km from San Antonio (14.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km

G
1933-02-23 08:09:19 UTC 7.2 magnitude, 35 km depth
Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1933-02-23 08:09:19 UTC at 08:09
February 23, 1933 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -20.5, -70.157
31.2 km from Iquique (19.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km

H

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1919-03-02 11:45:15 UTC at 11:45
March 02, 1919 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -43.109, -71.695
16.2 km from Futaleufú (10.2 miles)

Southern Pacific Ocean

Depth: 15 km

I

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1919-03-02 03:26:35 UTC at 03:26
March 02, 1919 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -43.8, -78.319
388.2 km from Puerto Quellón (241.2 miles)

Coast Of Los Lagos, Chile

Depth: 15 km

J

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1925-10-13 17:40:38 UTC at 17:40
October 13, 1925 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 10.794, -42.266

Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge

Depth: 10 km



A
2013-09-25 16:42:43 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 40 km depth
Acarí, Arequipa, Peru

7.1 magnitude earthquake

2013-09-25 16:42:43 UTC at 16:42
September 25, 2013 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -15.839, -74.511
47.2 km from Acarí (29.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Southern Peru

Depth: 40 km

B
2010-08-12 11:54:15 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 206 km depth
Tena, Napo, Ecuador

7.1 magnitude earthquake

2010-08-12 11:54:15 UTC at 11:54
August 12, 2010 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -1.266, -77.306
63.2 km from Tena (39.2 miles)

Depth: 206 km

C
2012-03-25 22:37:06 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 40 km depth
Constitución, Maule, Chile

7.1 magnitude earthquake

2012-03-25 22:37:06 UTC at 22:37
March 25, 2012 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -35.2, -72.217
23.2 km from Constitución (14.2 miles)

Depth: 40 km

D

7.1 magnitude earthquake

2003-06-20 06:19:38 UTC at 06:19
June 20, 2003 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -7.606, -71.722
105.2 km from Cruzeiro do Sul (65.2 miles)

Amazonas Acre Border, Brazil

Depth: 558 km

E
1991-04-05 04:19:49 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 19 km depth
Rioja, San Martín, Peru

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1991-04-05 04:19:49 UTC at 04:19
April 05, 1991 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -5.982, -77.094
11.2 km from Rioja (7.2 miles)

Northern Peru

Depth: 19 km

F
1997-01-23 02:15:22 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 276 km depth
Villazón, Potosí, Bolivia

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1997-01-23 02:15:22 UTC at 02:15
January 23, 1997 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -21.999, -65.719
16.2 km from Villazón (10.2 miles)

Depth: 276 km

G

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1997-10-15 01:03:33 UTC at 01:03
October 15, 1997 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -30.933, -71.22
36.2 km from Monte Patria (22.2 miles)

Depth: 58 km

H

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1998-01-30 12:16:08 UTC at 12:16
January 30, 1998 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -23.913, -70.207
34.2 km from Antofagasta (21.2 miles)

Depth: 42 km

I

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1983-04-03 02:50:01 UTC at 02:50
April 03, 1983 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 8.717, -83.123
12.2 km from Golfito (7.2 miles)

Coast Of Costa Rica

Depth: 37 km

J

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1984-11-01 04:48:50 UTC at 04:48
November 01, 1984 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 8.185, -38.794

Central Mid Atlantic Ridge

Depth: 10 km


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