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

  • 2 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
  • 18 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 69 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 1,029 earthquakes in the past 365 days

The largest earthquake in South America:


A
1988-04-12 23:19:55 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 33 km depth
Mollendo, Arequipa, Peru

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1988-04-12 23:19:55 UTC at 23:19
April 12, 1988 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -17.192, -72.305
36.2 km from Mollendo (22.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Southern Peru

Depth: 33 km

B
1989-05-05 18:28:39 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 593 km depth
Tarauacá, Acre, Brazil

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1989-05-05 18:28:39 UTC at 18:28
May 05, 1989 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -8.281, -71.381
69.2 km from Tarauacá (42.2 miles)

Amazonas Acre Border, Brazil

Depth: 593 km

C
1974-08-18 10:44:12 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 36 km depth
Carahue, Araucanía, Chile

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1974-08-18 10:44:12 UTC at 10:44
August 18, 1974 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -38.453, -73.431
37.2 km from Carahue (23.2 miles)

Depth: 36 km

D
1959-06-14 00:12:06 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 109 km depth
Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1959-06-14 00:12:06 UTC at 00:12
June 14, 1959 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -20.407, -68.862
134.2 km from Iquique (83.2 miles)

Depth: 109 km

E
1960-01-15 09:30:21 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 65 km depth
Nazca, Ica, Peru

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1960-01-15 09:30:21 UTC at 09:30
January 15, 1960 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -15.008, -74.867
21.2 km from Nazca (13.2 miles)

Depth: 65 km

F
1960-05-22 10:30:44 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 25 km depth
Angol, Araucanía, Chile

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1960-05-22 10:30:44 UTC at 10:30
May 22, 1960 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -37.775, -73.017
26.2 km from Angol (16.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 25 km

G
1962-02-14 06:36:05 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 30 km depth
Angol, Araucanía, Chile

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1962-02-14 06:36:05 UTC at 06:36
February 14, 1962 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -37.845, -72.885
15.2 km from Angol (9.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 30 km

H

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1950-08-14 22:51:26 UTC at 22:51
August 14, 1950 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -27.507, -62.838
43.2 km from Quimilí (27.2 miles)

Depth: 610 km

I

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1937-06-21 15:13:04 UTC at 15:13
June 21, 1937 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -8.335, -79.741
69.2 km from Santiago de Cao (42.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Northern Peru

Depth: 30 km

J

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1929-02-22 20:41:51 UTC at 20:41
February 22, 1929 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 10.684, -41.984

Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge

Depth: 10 km



A

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1918-12-02 09:47:34 UTC at 09:47
December 02, 1918 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 11.391, -43.549

Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge

Depth: 10 km

B
1924-03-04 10:07:53 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 15 km depth
Orosí, Cartago, Costa Rica

7.1 magnitude earthquake

1924-03-04 10:07:53 UTC at 10:07
March 04, 1924 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 9.791, -83.915
6.2 km from Orosí (4.2 miles)

Coast Of Costa Rica

Depth: 15 km

C
2018-01-14 09:18:45 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 36 km depth
Acarí, Arequipa, Peru

7.1 magnitude earthquake

2018-01-14 09:18:45 UTC at 09:18
January 14, 2018 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -15.776, -74.744
42.2 km from Acarí (26.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Southern Peru

Depth: 36 km

D
2018-08-24 09:04:06 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 609 km depth
Iberia, Madre de Dios, Peru

7.1 magnitude earthquake

2018-08-24 09:04:06 UTC at 09:04
August 24, 2018 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.042, -70.817
138.2 km from Iberia (86.2 miles)

Peru Brazil Border

Depth: 609 km

E

7.0 magnitude earthquake

2013-11-25 06:27:33 UTC at 06:27
November 25, 2013 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -53.945, -55.003
315.2 km from Stanley (195.2 miles)

Southwestern Atlantic Ocean

Depth: 11 km

F
2015-09-16 23:18:41 UTC 7.0 magnitude, 28 km depth
Illapel, Coquimbo, Chile

7.0 magnitude earthquake

2015-09-16 23:18:41 UTC at 23:18
September 16, 2015 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -31.562, -71.426
25.2 km from Illapel (15.2 miles)

Depth: 28 km

G

7.0 magnitude earthquake

2010-03-11 14:55:27 UTC at 14:55
March 11, 2010 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -34.326, -71.799
52.2 km from Santa Cruz (32.2 miles)

Libertador O'higgins, Chile

Depth: 18 km

H

7.0 magnitude earthquake

2011-01-01 09:56:58 UTC at 09:56
January 01, 2011 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.803, -63.136
26.2 km from El Hoyo (16.2 miles)

Depth: 576 km

I
2011-08-24 17:46:11 UTC 7.0 magnitude, 147 km depth
Contamana, Loreto, Peru

7.0 magnitude earthquake

2011-08-24 17:46:11 UTC at 17:46
August 24, 2011 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -7.641, -74.525
64.2 km from Contamana (39.2 miles)

Northern Peru

Depth: 147 km

J

7.0 magnitude earthquake

2000-04-23 09:27:23 UTC at 09:27
April 23, 2000 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -28.307, -62.99
22.2 km from Añatuya (14.2 miles)

Depth: 608 km



A
1991-07-06 12:19:49 UTC 7.0 magnitude, 104 km depth
Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1991-07-06 12:19:49 UTC at 12:19
July 06, 1991 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -13.108, -72.187
18.2 km from Ollantaytambo (11.2 miles)

Central Peru

Depth: 104 km

B
1993-05-24 23:51:28 UTC 7.0 magnitude, 221 km depth
Abra Pampa, Jujuy, Argentina

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1993-05-24 23:51:28 UTC at 23:51
May 24, 1993 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -22.671, -66.543
87.2 km from Abra Pampa (54.2 miles)

Depth: 221 km

C

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1995-10-03 01:51:23 UTC at 01:51
October 03, 1995 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -2.75, -77.881
45.2 km from Sucúa (28.2 miles)

Peru Ecuador Border

Depth: 24 km

D

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1996-06-02 02:52:09 UTC at 02:52
June 02, 1996 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 10.797, -42.254

Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge

Depth: 10 km

E
1997-07-09 19:24:13 UTC 7.0 magnitude, 19 km depth
Carúpano, Sucre, Venezuela

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1997-07-09 19:24:13 UTC at 19:24
July 09, 1997 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 10.598, -63.486
26.2 km from Carúpano (16.2 miles)

Coast Of Venezuela

Depth: 19 km

F
1983-04-12 12:07:54 UTC 7.0 magnitude, 104 km depth
La Peca, Amazonas, Peru

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1983-04-12 12:07:54 UTC at 12:07
April 12, 1983 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -4.843, -78.103
92.2 km from La Peca (57.2 miles)

Peru Ecuador Border

Depth: 104 km

G

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1987-03-05 10:55:12 UTC at 10:55
March 05, 1987 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -24.495, -70.701
98.2 km from Antofagasta (61.2 miles)

Depth: 34 km

H
1987-04-01 01:48:08 UTC 7.0 magnitude, 248 km depth
Abra Pampa, Jujuy, Argentina

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1987-04-01 01:48:08 UTC at 01:48
April 01, 1987 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -22.767, -66.205
52.2 km from Abra Pampa (32.2 miles)

Depth: 248 km

I
1988-01-19 07:30:31 UTC 7.0 magnitude, 33 km depth
Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1988-01-19 07:30:31 UTC at 07:30
January 19, 1988 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -24.71, -70.568
77.2 km from Taltal (48.2 miles)

Depth: 33 km

J
1990-10-17 14:30:13 UTC 7.0 magnitude, 598 km depth
Iberia, Madre de Dios, Peru

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1990-10-17 14:30:13 UTC at 14:30
October 17, 1990 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -10.97, -70.776
136.2 km from Iberia (85.2 miles)

Peru Brazil Border

Depth: 598 km


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