Latest earthquakes near Antofagasta, Chile today

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List of latest earthquakes near Antofagasta.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 20, 2024 11:59
(Santiago)
M 3.1 295 km E
from Antofagasta
Jul 20, 2024 11:22
(Santiago)
M 2.8 113 km SSE
from Calama
Jul 20, 2024 11:03
(Santiago)
M 2.7 100 km NNW
from Antofagasta
Jul 20, 2024 10:45
(Santiago)
M 3.2 65 km NNE
from Calama
Jul 20, 2024 09:02
(Santiago)
M 3.2 115 km SE
from Calama
Jul 20, 2024 05:22
(Santiago)
M 3.2 119 km SE
from Calama
Jul 20, 2024 03:53
(Santiago)
M 4.2 261 km SE
from Calama
Jul 20, 2024 03:53
(Santiago)
M 4.6 281 km SE
from Calama
Jul 20, 2024 03:43
(Santiago)
M 3.3 122 km SE
from Calama
Jul 20, 2024 03:29
(Santiago)
M 3.3 97 km SE
from Calama
Jul 20, 2024 03:02
(Santiago)
M 4.6 142 km SE
from Calama
Jul 20, 2024 02:45
(Santiago)
M 3.2 198 km SE
from Calama
Jul 20, 2024 01:28
(Santiago)
M 2.8 202 km N
from Calama
Jul 19, 2024 23:18
(Santiago)
M 3.0 120 km ESE
from Calama
Jul 19, 2024 23:04
(Santiago)
M 2.9 174 km SE
from Antofagasta
Jul 19, 2024 23:01
(Santiago)
M 3.1 125 km SE
from Calama
Jul 19, 2024 22:03
(Santiago)
M 2.8 62 km NNE
from Calama
Jul 19, 2024 20:23
(Santiago)
M 2.7 23 km NNW
from Calama
Jul 19, 2024 16:41
(Santiago)
M 2.9 116 km SE
from Calama
Jul 19, 2024 15:24
(Santiago)
M 3.0 81 km NNE
from Calama
Jul 19, 2024 15:10
(Santiago)
M 2.8 109 km SE
from Calama
Jul 19, 2024 14:53
(Santiago)
M 4.2 114 km NNW
from Antofagasta
Jul 19, 2024 14:53
(Santiago)
M 2.8 188 km N
from Calama
Jul 19, 2024 13:58
(Santiago)
M 4.2 115 km NNW
from Antofagasta
Jul 19, 2024 12:43
(Santiago)
M 3.7 127 km N
from Calama

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Antofagasta

Recent Antofagasta Earthquake News

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

Antofagasta Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
441 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.1
Jul 20, 2024 11:59

Average

A total of 4415 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Antofagasta, Chile in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 441 earthquakes per year, or 36 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Antofagasta roughly every 0 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Antofagasta in 2014. A total of 558 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Antofagasta that year. The strongest had a 7.7 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Antofagasta in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Antofagasta 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 Antofagasta (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 4221 95.61%
Mag. 5 173 3.92%
Mag. 6 20 0.45%
Mag. 7 1 0.02%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Antofagasta

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.4
On Jul 18, 2024 21:50.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.2
On Dec 9, 1950 17:38.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Antofagasta occurred on Jul 18, 2024 21:50 local time (America/Santiago timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.4 and struck 134 kilometers (83 mi) east-southeast of Calama, at a depth of 117 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Antofagasta in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.2 earthquake struck on Dec 9, 1950 17:38, 198 kilometers (123 mi) east-southeast of Calama. It is the strongest earthquake near Antofagasta 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 Antofagasta, 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 Antofagasta.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Antofagasta.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 18, 2024 21:50
(Santiago)
M 7.4 134 km ESE
from Calama
May 10, 2022 19:06
(Santiago)
M 6.8 260 km ESE
from Calama
Jun 3, 2020 03:35
(Santiago)
M 6.8 102 km SSE
from Calama
Feb 11, 2015 15:57
(Santiago)
M 6.7 241 km ESE
from Calama
Mar 22, 2023 13:00
(Santiago)
M 6.4 271 km ESE
from Calama
Feb 18, 2017 09:10
(Santiago)
M 6.4 279 km SE
from Calama
Nov 30, 2020 19:55
(Santiago)
M 6.3 285 km SE
from Calama
Apr 15, 2017 05:19
(Santiago)
M 6.3 152 km SE
from Calama
Sep 24, 2014 08:16
(Santiago)
M 6.2 278 km ESE
from Calama
Sep 13, 2021 02:18
(Santiago)
M 6.2 243 km SE
from Calama

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Antofagasta

Earthquakes by city in Antofagasta

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Antofagasta, Chile.

Use this regional Antofagasta earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Tocopilla.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Antofagasta, Chile?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Antofagasta on the morning of July 20, 2024 at 11:59 local time (America/Santiago). The center of this earthquake was located 295km east of Antofagasta at a depth of 265km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Antofagasta, Chile in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Antofagasta, Chile?

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Antofagasta on the afternoon of December 9, 1950 at 17:38 local time (America/Santiago). The center of this earthquake was located 198km south-southeast of Calama at a depth of 114km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Antofagasta since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Antofagasta, Chile?

In the past 10 years, 4415 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Antofagasta. This averages to 442 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.