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

  • 3 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
  • 18 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 87 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 1,041 earthquakes in the past 365 days

The largest earthquake in South America:


A
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

B

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

C
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

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

7.0 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

F

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

G

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

H

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

I

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

J

8.0 magnitude earthquake

1985-03-03 22:47:07 UTC at 22:47
March 03, 1985 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -33.135, -71.871
25.2 km from Valparaíso (15.2 miles)

Depth: 33 km



A

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

B

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

C
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

D

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

E

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

F
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

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
1976-07-11 20:41:47 UTC 7.0 magnitude, 3 km depth
Jaqué, Darién, Panama

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1976-07-11 20:41:47 UTC at 20:41
July 11, 1976 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 7.409, -78.127
12.2 km from Jaqué (7.2 miles)

South Of Panama

Depth: 3 km

I
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

J
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



A

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

B
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

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

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

7.4 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

F

7.8 magnitude earthquake

1971-07-09 03:03:20 UTC at 03:03
July 09, 1971 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -32.601, -71.076
21.2 km from La Ligua (13.2 miles)

Depth: 60 km

G
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

H

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

I

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1970-06-14 00:00:11 UTC at 00:00
June 14, 1970 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -52.028, -74.07
114.2 km from Puerto Natales (70.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Magallanes, Chile

Depth: 15 km

J
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


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