Latest earthquakes near Chile today

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List of latest earthquakes near Chile.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 26, 2024 07:23
(Santiago)
M 2.9 103 km S
from Copiapó
May 26, 2024 04:30
(Santiago)
M 2.8 125 km NE
from Arica
May 26, 2024 03:28
(Santiago)
M 3.0 180 km NW
from Santiago
May 26, 2024 02:59
(Santiago)
M 2.6 108 km NNE
from Calama
May 26, 2024 02:04
(Santiago)
M 2.8 63 km NNE
from Calama
May 26, 2024 01:10
(Santiago)
M 3.4 157 km NNE
from Calama
May 26, 2024 00:03
(Santiago)
M 3.3 170 km SE
from Iquique
May 25, 2024 23:40
(Santiago)
M 3.2 67 km ENE
from Copiapó
May 25, 2024 22:18
(Santiago)
M 2.6 106 km E
from Antofagasta
May 25, 2024 20:24
(Santiago)
M 2.7 186 km ESE
from Iquique
May 25, 2024 20:01
(Santiago)
M 2.9 143 km N
from Calama
May 25, 2024 18:59
(Santiago)
M 2.7 17 km SE
from Calama
May 25, 2024 18:08
(Santiago)
M 2.6 24 km SSW
from Coquimbo
May 25, 2024 17:33
(Santiago)
M 2.7 157 km SE
from Iquique
May 25, 2024 17:24
(Santiago)
M 4.4 76 km NNE
from Calama
May 25, 2024 15:44
(Santiago)
M 3.0 63 km NE
from Calama
May 25, 2024 15:21
(Santiago)
M 2.4 56 km NNE
from Calama
May 25, 2024 14:36
(Santiago)
M 2.6 104 km SSE
from Antofagasta
May 25, 2024 13:58
(Santiago)
M 3.5 139 km SSE
from Copiapó
May 25, 2024 13:51
(Santiago)
M 2.9 250 km E
from Antofagasta
May 25, 2024 13:00
(Santiago)
M 2.6 18 km W
from Talcahuano
May 25, 2024 11:26
(Santiago)
M 3.9 223 km SE
from Calama
May 25, 2024 11:26
(Santiago)
M 4.3 258 km SE
from Calama
May 25, 2024 11:18
(Santiago)
M 2.6 50 km NE
from Iquique
May 25, 2024 09:45
(Santiago)
M 2.5 123 km NNE
from Calama

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Chile

Recent Chile Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Chile. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Chile and elsewhere.

Chile Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
1028 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.9
May 26, 2024 07:23

Average

A total of 10284 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Chile in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 1028 earthquakes per year, or 85 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Chile roughly every 8 hours.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Chile in 2015. A total of 1851 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Chile that year. The strongest had a 8.3 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Chile with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Chile in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 9 or above have occurred near Chile during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Chile (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 9585 93.2%
Mag. 5 618 6.01%
Mag. 6 78 0.76%
Mag. 7 2 0.02%
Mag. 8 1 0.01%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Chile

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 8.3
On Sep 16, 2015 19:54.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 9.5
On May 22, 1960 15:11.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Chile occurred on Sep 16, 2015 19:54 local time (America/Santiago timezone). It had a magnitude of 8.3 and struck 48 kilometers (30 mi) west of Illapel, at a depth of 22 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Chile in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-9.5 earthquake struck on May 22, 1960 15:11, 97 kilometers (60 mi) west of Temuco. It is the strongest earthquake near Chile in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Chile in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Chile.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Chile.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Sep 16, 2015 19:54
(Santiago)
M 8.3 48 km W
from Illapel
Dec 25, 2016 11:22
(Santiago)
M 7.6 41 km SW
from Quellón
Sep 16, 2015 20:18
(Santiago)
M 7.0 26 km WNW
from Illapel
Apr 24, 2017 18:38
(Santiago)
M 6.9 40 km W
from Valparaíso
Nov 10, 2015 23:46
(Santiago)
M 6.9 85 km NW
from Coquimbo
Nov 10, 2015 22:54
(Santiago)
M 6.9 81 km NW
from Coquimbo
May 10, 2022 19:06
(Santiago)
M 6.8 260 km ESE
from Calama
Nov 7, 2015 04:31
(Santiago)
M 6.8 104 km S
from Coquimbo
Aug 1, 2019 14:28
(Santiago)
M 6.8 176 km WSW
from Santiago
Jun 3, 2020 03:35
(Santiago)
M 6.8 102 km SSE
from Calama

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Chile

Earthquakes by region of Chile

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Chile.

When was the last earthquake in Chile?

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Chile on the morning of May 26, 2024 at 07:23 local time (America/Santiago). The center of this earthquake was located 103km south of Copiapó at a depth of 105km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Chile in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Chile?

A 9.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Chile on the afternoon of May 22, 1960 at 15:11 local time (America/Santiago). The center of this earthquake was located 97km northwest of Temuco at a depth of 25km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Chile since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Chile?

In the past 10 years, 10284 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Chile. This averages to 1028 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 9 hours.