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

  • 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
  • 18 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 84 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 1,040 earthquakes in the past 365 days

The largest earthquake in South America:


A

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

B
1963-11-09 21:15:32 UTC 7.6 magnitude, 590 km depth
Tarauacá, Acre, Brazil

7.6 magnitude earthquake

1963-11-09 21:15:32 UTC at 21:15
November 09, 1963 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -9.127, -71.483
132.2 km from Tarauacá (82.2 miles)

Peru Brazil Border

Depth: 590 km

C
1947-11-01 14:58:57 UTC 7.6 magnitude, 20 km depth
Satipo, Junín, Peru

7.6 magnitude earthquake

1947-11-01 14:58:57 UTC at 14:58
November 01, 1947 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -10.973, -74.725
32.2 km from Satipo (20.2 miles)

Central Peru

Depth: 20 km

D

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1948-08-25 06:09:28 UTC at 06:09
August 25, 1948 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -24.567, -64.482
26.2 km from Las Lajitas (16.2 miles)

Depth: 30 km

E

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

F

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1949-12-17 06:53:32 UTC at 06:53
December 17, 1949 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -53.923, -69.596
122.2 km from Punta Arenas (75.2 miles)

Southern Pacific Ocean

Depth: 10 km

G

8.2 magnitude earthquake

1950-12-09 21:38:51 UTC at 21:38
December 09, 1950 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -23.977, -67.912
121.2 km from San Pedro de Atacama (75.2 miles)

Depth: 113 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
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
1953-05-06 17:16:48 UTC 7.5 magnitude, 66 km depth
Chiguayante, Biobío, Chile

7.5 magnitude earthquake

1953-05-06 17:16:48 UTC at 17:16
May 06, 1953 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -37.093, -72.866
23.2 km from Chiguayante (14.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 66 km

B
1936-07-13 11:12:18 UTC 7.5 magnitude, 35 km depth
Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile

7.5 magnitude earthquake

1936-07-13 11:12:18 UTC at 11:12
July 13, 1936 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -24.72, -70.11
85.2 km from Taltal (52.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km

C

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

D
1939-01-25 03:32:15 UTC 7.8 magnitude, 35 km depth
San Carlos, Biobío, Chile

7.8 magnitude earthquake

1939-01-25 03:32:15 UTC at 03:32
January 25, 1939 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -36.305, -72.315
34.2 km from San Carlos (21.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 35 km

E
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

F
1940-10-11 18:41:19 UTC 7.0 magnitude, 35 km depth
Ancud, Los Lagos, Chile

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1940-10-11 18:41:19 UTC at 18:41
October 11, 1940 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -42.041, -73.63
24.2 km from Ancud (15.2 miles)

Isla Chiloe, Los Lagos, Chile

Depth: 35 km

G
1940-05-24 16:33:59 UTC 8.2 magnitude, 45 km depth
Huaura, Lima, Peru

8.2 magnitude earthquake

1940-05-24 16:33:59 UTC at 16:33
May 24, 1940 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.094, -77.487
12.2 km from Huaura (7.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Central Peru

Depth: 45 km

H

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1941-12-06 21:24:49 UTC at 21:24
December 06, 1941 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 8.523, -84.528
107.2 km from Quepos (66.2 miles)

Coast Of Costa Rica

Depth: 15 km

I

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

J

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



A

7.8 magnitude earthquake

1942-05-14 02:13:27 UTC at 02:13
May 14, 1942 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -0.025, -79.955
15.2 km from Pedernales (9.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Ecuador

Depth: 20 km

B
1942-08-24 22:50:32 UTC 8.1 magnitude, 30 km depth
Nazca, Ica, Peru

8.1 magnitude earthquake

1942-08-24 22:50:32 UTC at 22:50
August 24, 1942 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -14.819, -74.708
24.2 km from Nazca (15.2 miles)

Central Peru

Depth: 30 km

C
1943-04-06 16:07:17 UTC 8.1 magnitude, 35 km depth
Illapel, Coquimbo, Chile

8.1 magnitude earthquake

1943-04-06 16:07:17 UTC at 16:07
April 06, 1943 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -31.432, -71.475
36.2 km from Illapel (22.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km

D

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1944-01-15 23:49:32 UTC at 23:49
January 15, 1944 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -31.372, -68.436
8.2 km from San Martín (5.2 miles)

Depth: 15 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
1928-12-02 04:20:25 UTC 7.0 magnitude, 30 km depth
Constitución, Maule, Chile

7.0 magnitude earthquake

1928-12-02 04:20:25 UTC at 04:20
December 02, 1928 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -35.685, -72.812
53.2 km from Constitución (33.2 miles)

Depth: 30 km

G
1928-12-01 04:06:17 UTC 7.7 magnitude, 35 km depth
Constitución, Maule, Chile

7.7 magnitude earthquake

1928-12-01 04:06:17 UTC at 04:06
December 01, 1928 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -35.155, -72.105
34.2 km from Constitución (21.2 miles)

Depth: 35 km

H

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

I

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

J
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


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