Latest earthquakes near Atacama, Chile today

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List of latest earthquakes near Atacama.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 26, 2024 18:04
(Santiago)
M 3.0 120 km SW
from Copiapó
May 26, 2024 14:57
(Santiago)
M 2.7 150 km N
from Copiapó
May 26, 2024 14:09
(Santiago)
M 3.1 215 km NNW
from Copiapó
May 26, 2024 10:24
(Santiago)
M 5.0 371 km NNE
from Copiapó
May 26, 2024 07:23
(Santiago)
M 2.9 103 km S
from Copiapó
May 25, 2024 23:40
(Santiago)
M 3.2 67 km ENE
from Copiapó
May 25, 2024 13:58
(Santiago)
M 3.5 139 km SSE
from Copiapó
May 25, 2024 06:39
(Santiago)
M 3.1 205 km NNW
from Copiapó
May 25, 2024 03:52
(Santiago)
M 4.5 251 km E
from Copiapó
May 25, 2024 01:46
(Santiago)
M 2.7 248 km NNW
from Copiapó
May 23, 2024 15:35
(Santiago)
M 2.7 120 km SSW
from Copiapó
May 23, 2024 08:48
(Santiago)
M 3.9 120 km SSW
from Copiapó
May 21, 2024 05:22
(Santiago)
M 3.1 140 km SW
from Copiapó
May 20, 2024 16:51
(Santiago)
M 3.0 113 km N
from Copiapó
May 20, 2024 04:09
(Santiago)
M 4.4 179 km NE
from Copiapó
May 20, 2024 01:14
(Santiago)
M 3.1 124 km ENE
from Copiapó
May 19, 2024 05:30
(Santiago)
M 3.7 214 km SSE
from Copiapó
May 19, 2024 02:41
(Santiago)
M 2.5 133 km SW
from Copiapó
May 18, 2024 11:18
(Santiago)
M 2.7 55 km E
from Copiapó
May 16, 2024 17:50
(Santiago)
M 3.2 199 km SSW
from Copiapó
May 16, 2024 07:34
(Santiago)
M 2.5 204 km SW
from Copiapó
May 16, 2024 00:18
(Santiago)
M 4.4 108 km SE
from Copiapó
May 15, 2024 20:31
(Santiago)
M 2.5 225 km SSW
from Copiapó
May 15, 2024 11:18
(Santiago)
M 2.8 270 km SSW
from Copiapó
May 15, 2024 10:09
(Santiago)
M 3.1 275 km E
from Copiapó

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Atacama

Recent Atacama Earthquake News

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

Atacama Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
99 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3
May 26, 2024 18:04

Average

A total of 998 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Atacama, Chile in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 99 earthquakes per year, or 8 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Atacama roughly every 3 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Atacama in 2020. A total of 167 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Atacama that year. The strongest had a 6.8 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Atacama in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Atacama 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 Atacama (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 909 91.08%
Mag. 5 78 7.82%
Mag. 6 11 1.1%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Atacama

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.9
On Nov 10, 2015 22:54.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.5
On Nov 10, 1922 23:50.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Atacama occurred on Nov 10, 2015 22:54 local time (America/Santiago timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.9 and struck 289 kilometers (180 mi) south-west of Copiapó, at a depth of 12 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Atacama in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.5 earthquake struck on Nov 10, 1922 23:50, 113 kilometers (70 mi) south-west of Copiapó. It is the strongest earthquake near Atacama 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 Atacama, 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 Atacama.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Atacama.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 10, 2015 22:54
(Santiago)
M 6.9 289 km SW
from Copiapó
Nov 10, 2015 23:46
(Santiago)
M 6.9 292 km SW
from Copiapó
Sep 1, 2020 00:09
(Santiago)
M 6.8 79 km SW
from Copiapó
Sep 1, 2020 00:09
(Santiago)
M 6.8 117 km SW
from Copiapó
Oct 31, 2023 09:33
(Santiago)
M 6.6 195 km SW
from Copiapó
Sep 1, 2020 17:09
(Santiago)
M 6.5 119 km WSW
from Copiapó
Sep 1, 2020 00:30
(Santiago)
M 6.3 118 km SW
from Copiapó
Sep 1, 2020 00:30
(Santiago)
M 6.3 95 km SSW
from Copiapó
Nov 27, 2015 18:00
(Santiago)
M 6.2 284 km N
from Copiapó
Jul 25, 2016 13:26
(Santiago)
M 6.1 141 km N
from Copiapó

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Atacama

Earthquakes by city in Atacama

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

Use this regional Atacama earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Vallenar and Diego de Almagro.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Atacama, Chile?

A 3 magnitude earthquake hit near Atacama on the evening of May 26, 2024 at 18:04 local time (America/Santiago). The center of this earthquake was located 120km southwest of Copiapó at a depth of 29km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Atacama, Chile in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Atacama, Chile?

A 8.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Atacama on the evening of November 10, 1922 at 23:50 local time (America/Santiago). The center of this earthquake was located 113km south-southeast of Copiapó at a depth of 70km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Atacama since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Atacama, Chile?

In the past 10 years, 998 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Atacama. This averages to 100 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 4 days.