Latest earthquakes near Ancash, Peru today

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List of latest earthquakes near Ancash.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 22, 2024 19:49
(Lima)
M 4.0 245 km NW
from Chimbote
May 21, 2024 22:00
(Lima)
M 4.0 118 km E
from Chimbote
May 16, 2024 09:08
(Lima)
M 4.0 60 km WSW
from Chimbote
May 12, 2024 09:54
(Lima)
M 4.1 24 km NNE
from Chimbote
May 8, 2024 01:41
(Lima)
M 4.1 177 km WSW
from Chimbote
May 7, 2024 17:36
(Lima)
M 3.7 236 km SSE
from Chimbote
May 4, 2024 23:16
(Lima)
M 4.0 255 km E
from Chimbote
Apr 28, 2024 14:55
(Lima)
M 4.0 79 km WSW
from Chimbote
Apr 20, 2024 09:47
(Lima)
M 4.0 287 km E
from Chimbote
Apr 12, 2024 11:09
(Lima)
M 4.1 270 km ENE
from Chimbote
Apr 11, 2024 08:59
(Lima)
M 4.0 128 km NE
from Chimbote
Apr 4, 2024 18:11
(Lima)
M 4.0 294 km SSE
from Chimbote
Apr 3, 2024 15:25
(Lima)
M 3.5 12 km NE
from Chimbote
Apr 2, 2024 22:32
(Lima)
M 5.0 370 km ESE
from Chimbote
Apr 1, 2024 15:00
(Lima)
M 4.0 268 km ENE
from Chimbote
Mar 30, 2024 06:29
(Lima)
M 3.9 283 km SSE
from Chimbote
Mar 28, 2024 15:32
(Lima)
M 3.8 296 km NNW
from Chimbote
Mar 28, 2024 15:04
(Lima)
M 4.1 289 km ENE
from Chimbote
Mar 18, 2024 01:45
(Lima)
M 4.2 171 km S
from Chimbote
Mar 17, 2024 13:41
(Lima)
M 3.8 74 km WSW
from Chimbote
Mar 12, 2024 18:23
(Lima)
M 4.0 198 km WNW
from Chimbote
Feb 29, 2024 09:46
(Lima)
M 4.3 227 km WSW
from Chimbote
Feb 19, 2024 11:23
(Lima)
M 5.0 34 km SSW
from Chimbote
Feb 19, 2024 03:51
(Lima)
M 5.1 392 km NE
from Chimbote
Feb 18, 2024 19:10
(Lima)
M 4.4 126 km NE
from Chimbote

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Ancash

Ancash Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
45 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4
May 22, 2024 19:49

Average

A total of 451 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Ancash, Peru in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 45 earthquakes per year, or 3 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Ancash roughly every 8 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Ancash in 2020. A total of 74 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Ancash that year. The strongest had a 5.4 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Ancash in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Ancash 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 Ancash (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 421 93.35%
Mag. 5 30 6.65%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Ancash

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.8
On Jul 28, 2021 19:32.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.2
On May 24, 1940 11:33.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Ancash occurred on Jul 28, 2021 19:32 local time (America/Lima timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.8 and struck 174 kilometers (108 mi) west-northwest of Chimbote, at a depth of 23 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Ancash in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.2 earthquake struck on May 24, 1940 11:33, 268 kilometers (167 mi) west-northwest of Chimbote. It is the strongest earthquake near Ancash 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 Ancash, 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 Ancash.

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Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Ancash.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 28, 2021 19:32
(Lima)
M 5.8 174 km WNW
from Chimbote
Apr 26, 2015 18:35
(Lima)
M 5.6 162 km WNW
from Chimbote
Mar 31, 2019 10:27
(Lima)
M 5.5 128 km SW
from Chimbote
Jan 15, 2020 04:45
(Lima)
M 5.4 141 km S
from Chimbote
Nov 20, 2018 01:38
(Lima)
M 5.4 85 km S
from Chimbote
Oct 31, 2014 13:42
(Lima)
M 5.4 294 km NE
from Chimbote
Jan 28, 2017 01:42
(Lima)
M 5.3 55 km WSW
from Chimbote
Feb 24, 2020 23:15
(Lima)
M 5.3 193 km NW
from Chimbote
Apr 1, 2015 11:45
(Lima)
M 5.3 171 km SSE
from Chimbote
May 22, 2018 17:12
(Lima)
M 5.2 195 km W
from Chimbote

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Ancash

Earthquakes by city in Ancash

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Ancash, Peru.

Use this regional Ancash earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Huaraz, Centenario, Huarmey and Coishco.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Ancash, Peru?

A 4 magnitude earthquake hit near Ancash on the evening of May 22, 2024 at 19:49 local time (America/Lima). The center of this earthquake was located 245km northwest of Chimbote at a depth of 42km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Ancash, Peru in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Ancash, Peru?

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Ancash on the morning of May 24, 1940 at 11:33 local time (America/Lima). The center of this earthquake was located 268km south-southeast of Chimbote at a depth of 45km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Ancash since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Ancash, Peru?

In the past 10 years, 451 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Ancash. This averages to 45 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 8 days.