Latest earthquakes near Peru today

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List of latest earthquakes near Peru.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 20, 2024 10:06
(Lima)
M 2.6 176 km SSE
from Tacna
Jul 20, 2024 08:50
(Lima)
M 2.9 134 km SSW
from Tacna
Jul 20, 2024 04:33
(Lima)
M 2.6 137 km SE
from Tacna
Jul 19, 2024 22:02
(Lima)
M 3.1 47 km SSE
from Tacna
Jul 19, 2024 17:26
(Lima)
M 2.5 188 km SSE
from Tacna
Jul 19, 2024 15:31
(Lima)
M 2.9 56 km ESE
from Tacna
Jul 19, 2024 13:47
(Lima)
M 3.1 113 km ESE
from Tacna
Jul 19, 2024 08:54
(Lima)
M 4.3 45 km NNW
from Ica
Jul 19, 2024 03:20
(Lima)
M 4.2 296 km SSE
from Tacna
Jul 19, 2024 01:54
(Lima)
M 4.1 209 km SSE
from Ica
Jul 19, 2024 01:08
(Lima)
M 3.8 126 km NE
from Piura
Jul 18, 2024 20:50
(Lima)
M 7.4 616 km SSE
from Tacna
Jul 18, 2024 13:19
(Lima)
M 3.0 235 km SSE
from Tacna
Jul 18, 2024 07:30
(Lima)
M 2.5 290 km S
from Tacna
Jul 18, 2024 07:10
(Lima)
M 4.3 221 km ENE
from Huancayo
Jul 17, 2024 08:43
(Lima)
M 3.6 34 km ENE
from Tacna
Jul 17, 2024 02:12
(Lima)
M 3.4 152 km SE
from Tacna
Jul 16, 2024 18:13
(Lima)
M 4.0 248 km SE
from Ica
Jul 16, 2024 11:57
(Lima)
M 4.0 35 km WNW
from Ica
Jul 16, 2024 11:19
(Lima)
M 3.0 165 km SE
from Tacna
Jul 16, 2024 02:58
(Lima)
M 2.9 218 km S
from Tacna
Jul 16, 2024 02:26
(Lima)
M 3.2 162 km S
from Tacna
Jul 15, 2024 11:41
(Lima)
M 4.0 94 km S
from Ica
Jul 15, 2024 06:07
(Lima)
M 4.5 263 km ESE
from Tacna
Jul 14, 2024 14:57
(Lima)
M 3.5 78 km NNW
from Arequipa

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Peru

Recent Peru Earthquake News

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

Peru Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
516 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.6
Jul 20, 2024 10:06

Average

A total of 5167 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Peru in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 516 earthquakes per year, or 43 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Peru roughly every 16 hours.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Peru in 2014. A total of 966 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Peru that year. The strongest had a 8.2 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Peru in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Peru 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 Peru (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 4802 92.94%
Mag. 5 343 6.64%
Mag. 6 17 0.33%
Mag. 7 4 0.08%
Mag. 8 1 0.02%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Peru

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 8
On May 26, 2019 02:41.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.4
On Jun 23, 2001 15:33.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Peru occurred on May 26, 2019 02:41 local time (America/Lima timezone). It had a magnitude of 8 and struck 296 kilometers (184 mi) north-northwest of Pucallpa, at a depth of 123 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Peru in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.4 earthquake struck on Jun 23, 2001 15:33, 225 kilometers (140 mi) north-northwest of Arequipa. It is the strongest earthquake near Peru 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 Peru 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 Peru.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Peru.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 26, 2019 02:41
(Lima)
M 8.0 296 km NNW
from Pucallpa
Nov 28, 2021 05:52
(Lima)
M 7.5 175 km N
from Moyobamba
May 26, 2022 07:02
(Lima)
M 7.2 68 km NNW
from Juliaca
Jan 14, 2018 04:18
(Lima)
M 7.1 218 km SSE
from Ica
Mar 1, 2019 03:50
(Lima)
M 7.0 88 km N
from Juliaca
Aug 24, 2014 18:21
(Lima)
M 6.8 175 km SSE
from Ayacucho
Mar 18, 2023 12:12
(Lima)
M 6.8 110 km NE
from Tumbes
Feb 3, 2022 10:58
(Lima)
M 6.5 174 km N
from Moyobamba
Jul 17, 2017 21:05
(Lima)
M 6.4 224 km W
from Arequipa
Mar 22, 2015 23:51
(Lima)
M 6.4 121 km ESE
from Tacna

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Peru

Earthquakes by region of Peru

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Peru?

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Peru on the morning of July 20, 2024 at 10:06 local time (America/Lima). The center of this earthquake was located 176km south-southeast of Tacna at a depth of 34km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Peru in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Peru?

A 8.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Peru on the afternoon of June 23, 2001 at 15:33 local time (America/Lima). The center of this earthquake was located 225km west of Arequipa at a depth of 33km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Peru since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Peru?

In the past 10 years, 5167 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Peru. This averages to 517 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.