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

  • 1 earthquake in the past 24 hours
  • 19 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 74 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 1,029 earthquakes in the past 365 days

The largest earthquake in South America:


A

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1994-05-10 06:36:28 UTC at 06:36
May 10, 1994 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -28.501, -63.096
18.2 km from Colonia Dora (11.2 miles)

Depth: 600 km

B

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1983-12-21 12:05:06 UTC at 12:05
December 21, 1983 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -28.19, -63.172
38.2 km from Suncho Corral (23.2 miles)

Depth: 601 km

C
1983-02-25 22:49:54 UTC 6.9 magnitude, 146 km depth
Calana, Tacna, Peru

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1983-02-25 22:49:54 UTC at 22:49
February 25, 1983 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -18.268, -69.438
87.2 km from Calana (54.2 miles)

Depth: 146 km

D
1975-03-13 15:26:42 UTC 6.9 magnitude, 4 km depth
Coquimbo, Coquimbo, Chile

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1975-03-13 15:26:42 UTC at 15:26
March 13, 1975 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -29.941, -71.337
1.2 km from Coquimbo (0.2 miles)

Depth: 4 km

E
1979-02-16 10:08:53 UTC 6.9 magnitude, 53 km depth
Camaná, Arequipa, Peru

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1979-02-16 10:08:53 UTC at 10:08
February 16, 1979 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -16.39, -72.658
26.2 km from Camaná (16.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Southern Peru

Depth: 53 km

F

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1963-08-03 10:21:34 UTC at 10:21
August 03, 1963 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 7.367, -35.877

Central Mid Atlantic Ridge

Depth: 15 km

G
1963-09-24 16:30:17 UTC 6.9 magnitude, 64 km depth
Paramonga, Lima, Peru

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1963-09-24 16:30:17 UTC at 16:30
September 24, 1963 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -10.648, -78.089
28.2 km from Paramonga (17.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Central Peru

Depth: 64 km

H

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1971-02-21 10:35:22 UTC at 10:35
February 21, 1971 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -23.804, -67.151
96.2 km from San Antonio de los Cobres (59.2 miles)

Depth: 183 km

I
1958-02-01 16:10:16 UTC 6.9 magnitude, 15 km depth
Valdez, Esmeraldas, Ecuador

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1958-02-01 16:10:16 UTC at 16:10
February 01, 1958 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.541, -79.338
51.2 km from Valdez (31.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Ecuador

Depth: 15 km

J
1959-02-07 09:36:57 UTC 6.9 magnitude, 30 km depth
El Alto, Piura, Peru

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1959-02-07 09:36:57 UTC at 09:36
February 07, 1959 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -3.831, -81.686
71.2 km from El Alto (44.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Ecuador

Depth: 30 km



A

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1960-06-20 12:59:46 UTC at 12:59
June 20, 1960 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -39.071, -72.813
17.2 km from Pitrufquén (11.2 miles)

Depth: 25 km

B

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1946-08-02 19:18:52 UTC at 19:18
August 02, 1946 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.432, -70.472
42.2 km from Diego de Almagro (26.2 miles)

Depth: 39 km

C
1949-04-20 03:29:10 UTC 6.9 magnitude, 57 km depth
Angol, Araucanía, Chile

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1949-04-20 03:29:10 UTC at 03:29
April 20, 1949 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -37.665, -72.676
14.2 km from Angol (9.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 57 km

D
1940-10-04 07:55:02 UTC 6.9 magnitude, 35 km depth
Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1940-10-04 07:55:02 UTC at 07:55
October 04, 1940 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -19.86, -70.343
45.2 km from Iquique (28.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km

E

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1920-08-20 16:15:41 UTC at 16:15
August 20, 1920 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -38.063, -73.017
36.2 km from Traiguén (22.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 15 km

F

6.9 magnitude earthquake

1920-08-03 19:57:21 UTC at 19:57
August 03, 1920 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -27.398, -67.848
39.2 km from Fiambalá (24.2 miles)

Depth: 15 km

G

6.9 magnitude earthquake

2017-04-24 21:38:26 UTC at 21:38
April 24, 2017 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -33.073, -72.051
38.2 km from Valparaíso (24.2 miles)

Depth: 25 km

H
2014-08-24 23:21:45 UTC 6.8 magnitude, 101 km depth
Tambo, Ayacucho, Peru

6.8 magnitude earthquake

2014-08-24 23:21:45 UTC at 23:21
August 24, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -14.598, -73.571
44.2 km from Tambo (27.2 miles)

Southern Peru

Depth: 101 km

I
2015-11-07 07:31:43 UTC 6.8 magnitude, 46 km depth
Ovalle, Coquimbo, Chile

6.8 magnitude earthquake

2015-11-07 07:31:43 UTC at 07:31
November 07, 2015 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -30.88, -71.452
39.2 km from Ovalle (24.2 miles)

Depth: 46 km

J
2013-01-30 20:15:43 UTC 6.8 magnitude, 45 km depth
Vallenar, Atacama, Chile

6.8 magnitude earthquake

2013-01-30 20:15:43 UTC at 20:15
January 30, 2013 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -28.094, -70.653
54.2 km from Vallenar (33.2 miles)

Depth: 45 km



A
2015-09-17 04:10:27 UTC 6.8 magnitude, 23 km depth
Illapel, Coquimbo, Chile

6.8 magnitude earthquake

2015-09-17 04:10:27 UTC at 04:10
September 17, 2015 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -31.52, -71.81
62.2 km from Illapel (38.2 miles)

Depth: 23 km

B
2003-06-20 13:30:41 UTC 6.8 magnitude, 33 km depth
Ovalle, Coquimbo, Chile

6.8 magnitude earthquake

2003-06-20 13:30:41 UTC at 13:30
June 20, 2003 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -30.608, -71.637
42.2 km from Ovalle (26.2 miles)

Depth: 33 km

C

6.8 magnitude earthquake

2005-11-17 19:26:54 UTC at 19:26
November 17, 2005 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -22.361, -67.895
68.2 km from San Pedro de Atacama (42.2 miles)

Depth: 147 km

D
2006-11-13 01:26:35 UTC 6.8 magnitude, 572 km depth
Taco Pozo, Chaco, Argentina

6.8 magnitude earthquake

2006-11-13 01:26:35 UTC at 01:26
November 13, 2006 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.052, -63.283
48.2 km from Taco Pozo (29.2 miles)

Depth: 572 km

E

6.8 magnitude earthquake

2007-11-16 03:13:00 UTC at 03:13
November 16, 2007 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -2.312, -77.838
30.2 km from Macas (18.2 miles)

Peru Ecuador Border

Depth: 122 km

F

6.8 magnitude earthquake

2007-11-15 15:05:58 UTC at 15:05
November 15, 2007 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -22.925, -70.237
82.2 km from Antofagasta (51.2 miles)

Depth: 26 km

G
2007-09-10 01:49:11 UTC 6.8 magnitude, 15 km depth
Timbiquí, Cauca, Colombia

6.8 magnitude earthquake

2007-09-10 01:49:11 UTC at 01:49
September 10, 2007 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 2.966, -77.963
39.2 km from Timbiquí (24.2 miles)

Near West Coast Of Colombia

Depth: 15 km

H
1991-05-24 20:50:55 UTC 6.8 magnitude, 127 km depth
Torata, Moquegua, Peru

6.8 magnitude earthquake

1991-05-24 20:50:55 UTC at 20:50
May 24, 1991 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -16.506, -70.701
64.2 km from Torata (40.2 miles)

Southern Peru

Depth: 127 km

I
1994-06-06 20:47:40 UTC 6.8 magnitude, 12 km depth
Toribío, Cauca, Colombia

6.8 magnitude earthquake

1994-06-06 20:47:40 UTC at 20:47
June 06, 1994 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 2.917, -76.057
23.2 km from Toribío (14.2 miles)

Depth: 12 km

J
1997-07-06 09:54:00 UTC 6.8 magnitude, 19 km depth
Coquimbo, Coquimbo, Chile

6.8 magnitude earthquake

1997-07-06 09:54:00 UTC at 09:54
July 06, 1997 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -30.058, -71.872
52.2 km from Coquimbo (32.2 miles)

Depth: 19 km


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