Latest earthquakes near Chile today

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List of latest earthquakes near Chile.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 17, 2024 00:24
(Santiago)
M 3.1 113 km NE
from Iquique
Apr 16, 2024 23:11
(Santiago)
M 3.3 121 km W
from Arica
Apr 16, 2024 22:29
(Santiago)
M 2.9 242 km SE
from Calama
Apr 16, 2024 21:52
(Santiago)
M 3.3 297 km E
from Antofagasta
Apr 16, 2024 21:15
(Santiago)
M 3.1 61 km S
from Rancagua
Apr 16, 2024 20:17
(Santiago)
M 2.9 109 km SSE
from Calama
Apr 16, 2024 17:30
(Santiago)
M 4.5 265 km SE
from Calama
Apr 16, 2024 16:40
(Santiago)
M 3.0 201 km NE
from Santiago
Apr 16, 2024 13:25
(Santiago)
M 3.3 285 km ESE
from La Serena
Apr 16, 2024 08:24
(Santiago)
M 3.7 227 km NW
from Arica
Apr 16, 2024 07:24
(Santiago)
M 3.3 278 km SE
from Calama
Apr 16, 2024 03:33
(Santiago)
M 2.5 21 km SE
from Concepción
Apr 16, 2024 03:27
(Santiago)
M 2.5 50 km NNE
from Calama
Apr 16, 2024 02:32
(Santiago)
M 2.6 222 km SW
from Talcahuano
Apr 16, 2024 01:38
(Santiago)
M 4.0 40 km WSW
from Arica
Apr 16, 2024 01:11
(Santiago)
M 3.6 286 km SE
from Calama
Apr 16, 2024 00:27
(Santiago)
M 2.5 107 km NNE
from Calama
Apr 16, 2024 00:06
(Santiago)
M 3.2 36 km SSW
from Talca
Apr 15, 2024 23:43
(Santiago)
M 3.0 259 km ESE
from La Serena
Apr 15, 2024 21:55
(Santiago)
M 3.1 282 km NE
from Santiago
Apr 15, 2024 20:08
(Santiago)
M 3.5 101 km NNW
from La Serena
Apr 15, 2024 19:19
(Santiago)
M 2.9 270 km E
from Antofagasta
Apr 15, 2024 18:42
(Santiago)
M 3.9 273 km ESE
from Antofagasta
Apr 15, 2024 18:07
(Santiago)
M 2.6 148 km ESE
from Iquique
Apr 15, 2024 15:38
(Santiago)
M 2.6 277 km ESE
from Antofagasta

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:
1036 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.1
Apr 17, 2024 00:24

Average

A total of 10364 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 1036 earthquakes per year, or 86 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 9655 93.16%
Mag. 5 628 6.06%
Mag. 6 78 0.75%
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
Nov 10, 2015 22:54
(Santiago)
M 6.9 81 km NW
from Coquimbo
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
Sep 1, 2020 00:09
(Santiago)
M 6.8 79 km SW
from Copiapó
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
May 10, 2022 19:06
(Santiago)
M 6.8 260 km ESE
from Calama

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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 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Chile on the night of April 17, 2024 at 00:24 local time (America/Santiago). The center of this earthquake was located 113km north-east of Iquique at a depth of 98km 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, 10364 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Chile. This averages to 1036 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 8 hours.