Latest earthquakes near Biobío, Chile today

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List of latest earthquakes near Biobío.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 25, 2024 13:00
(Santiago)
M 2.6 18 km W
from Talcahuano
May 25, 2024 09:27
(Santiago)
M 3.1 186 km SSW
from Talcahuano
May 25, 2024 09:23
(Santiago)
M 2.7 169 km SSW
from Talcahuano
May 25, 2024 08:25
(Santiago)
M 2.9 179 km SW
from Talcahuano
May 25, 2024 08:24
(Santiago)
M 3.2 165 km SSW
from Talcahuano
May 25, 2024 08:02
(Santiago)
M 4.7 158 km SSW
from Talcahuano
May 23, 2024 21:18
(Santiago)
M 3.0 152 km NW
from Talcahuano
May 23, 2024 15:21
(Santiago)
M 2.6 219 km NE
from Talcahuano
May 21, 2024 04:30
(Santiago)
M 3.0 276 km NE
from Talcahuano
May 20, 2024 08:18
(Santiago)
M 3.2 132 km ENE
from Talcahuano
May 19, 2024 07:05
(Santiago)
M 2.7 174 km SSW
from Talcahuano
May 19, 2024 05:26
(Santiago)
M 3.2 211 km NNE
from Talcahuano
May 18, 2024 16:38
(Santiago)
M 2.5 228 km SW
from Talcahuano
May 17, 2024 15:30
(Santiago)
M 2.7 227 km SW
from Talcahuano
May 17, 2024 15:28
(Santiago)
M 3.0 231 km SW
from Talcahuano
May 17, 2024 13:45
(Santiago)
M 2.7 232 km SW
from Talcahuano
May 17, 2024 07:00
(Santiago)
M 2.7 295 km NE
from Talcahuano
May 16, 2024 21:47
(Santiago)
M 4.1 274 km E
from Talcahuano
May 16, 2024 02:16
(Santiago)
M 2.8 145 km SW
from Talcahuano
May 14, 2024 10:36
(Santiago)
M 2.9 79 km NNE
from Talcahuano
May 14, 2024 09:55
(Santiago)
M 3.6 218 km SW
from Talcahuano
May 14, 2024 01:29
(Santiago)
M 3.0 259 km NNE
from Talcahuano
May 13, 2024 23:58
(Santiago)
M 2.6 262 km NNE
from Talcahuano
May 13, 2024 06:06
(Santiago)
M 3.0 145 km N
from Talcahuano
May 13, 2024 05:18
(Santiago)
M 5.2 147 km N
from Talcahuano

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Biobío

Recent Biobío Earthquake News

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

Biobío Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
76 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.6
May 25, 2024 13:00

Average

A total of 766 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Biobío, Chile in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 76 earthquakes per year, or 6 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Biobío roughly every 4 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Biobío in 2015. A total of 135 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Biobío that year. The strongest had a 6.4 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Biobío in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Biobío 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 Biobío (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 702 91.64%
Mag. 5 53 6.92%
Mag. 6 11 1.44%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Biobío

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.8
On Aug 1, 2019 14:28.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 9.5
On May 22, 1960 15:11.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Biobío occurred on Aug 1, 2019 14:28 local time (America/Santiago timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.8 and struck 286 kilometers (178 mi) north-northeast of Talcahuano, at a depth of 25 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Biobío in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-9.5 earthquake struck on May 22, 1960 15:11, 160 kilometers (99 mi) north-northeast of Talcahuano. It is the strongest earthquake near Biobío 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 Biobío, 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 Biobío.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Biobío.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Aug 1, 2019 14:28
(Santiago)
M 6.8 286 km NNE
from Talcahuano
Sep 29, 2019 12:57
(Santiago)
M 6.7 139 km N
from Talcahuano
Jul 16, 2023 23:05
(Santiago)
M 6.6 186 km ESE
from Los Ángeles
Sep 21, 2021 10:14
(Santiago)
M 6.4 73 km W
from Talcahuano
Jun 19, 2015 23:10
(Santiago)
M 6.4 74 km WNW
from Talcahuano
Nov 4, 2016 13:20
(Santiago)
M 6.3 260 km NE
from Talcahuano
Mar 30, 2023 14:33
(Santiago)
M 6.3 123 km NNW
from Talcahuano
Nov 12, 2022 23:24
(Santiago)
M 6.2 96 km SSW
from Talcahuano
Mar 18, 2015 15:27
(Santiago)
M 6.2 77 km NNW
from Talcahuano
Nov 21, 2020 21:54
(Santiago)
M 6.1 237 km N
from Talcahuano

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Biobío

Earthquakes by city in Biobío

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

Use this regional Biobío earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Coronel, Chiguayante, Lota, Tomé, Penco, Curanilahue, Arauco, Lebu, Mulchén, Nacimiento, Cañete, Cabrero and Laja.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Biobío, Chile?

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Biobío on the afternoon of May 25, 2024 at 13:00 local time (America/Santiago). The center of this earthquake was located 18km west of Talcahuano at a depth of 26km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Biobío, Chile in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Biobío, Chile?

A 9.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Biobío on the afternoon of May 22, 1960 at 15:11 local time (America/Santiago). The center of this earthquake was located 160km south of Talcahuano at a depth of 25km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Biobío since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Biobío, Chile?

In the past 10 years, 766 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Biobío. This averages to 77 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 5 days.