Important historic earthquakes in Chile

Last update: April 30, 2014 at 10:11 am by By

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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TSU = Tsunami waves was generated -- VOL = Earthquake from volcanic origin

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Iquique, Chile Mar 27 21:39 3.9 104 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Mar 27 21:39 3.9 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Antofagasta, Chile Mar 27 17:55 3.3 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Antofagasta, Chile Mar 27 16:56 4.2 258 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Bio-bio, Chile Mar 27 15:16 3.3 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off Coast Of Antofagasta, Chile Mar 27 13:49 3.1 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Mar 27 11:20 3.9 93 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Valparaiso, Chile Mar 27 10:34 3.3 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Mar 27 03:18 4.3 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Iquique, Chile Mar 27 03:18 4.3 121 MAP I Felt It
USGS Parral, Chile Mar 27 03:03 4.8 85 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Maule, Chile Mar 27 03:03 5.0 89 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Central Chile Mar 27 03:03 5.0 85 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Mar 26 22:44 3.0 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Antofagasta, Chile Mar 26 21:06 3.5 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-argentina Border Region Mar 26 18:42 4.3 199 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Atacama, Chile Mar 26 18:24 3.3 85 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Puerto Quellon, Chile Mar 26 13:32 4.3 19 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Offshore Los Lagos, Chile Mar 26 13:32 4.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Mar 25 11:24 4.5 119 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern Chile Mar 25 11:24 4.4 119 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Coquimbo, Chile Mar 25 10:43 3.0 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Mar 25 09:32 3.3 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Iquique, Chile Mar 25 06:59 5.0 112 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Mar 25 06:59 5.0 111 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Mar 25 06:59 4.8 106 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Coquimbo, Chile Mar 25 05:34 3.5 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Coquimbo, Chile Mar 25 04:19 3.5 79 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Coquimbo, Chile Mar 25 02:20 3.0 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Antofagasta, Chile Mar 25 00:00 3.5 112 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Los Lagos, Chile Mar 24 22:50 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Atacama, Chile Mar 24 22:19 4.2 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Copiapo, Chile Mar 24 22:19 4.2 121 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Mar 24 22:04 3.2 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Coquimbo, Chile Mar 24 16:49 3.0 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Atacama, Chile Mar 24 16:45 3.0 125 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Mar 24 15:14 4.1 163 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Bio-bio, Chile Mar 24 08:03 3.8 104 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Atacama, Chile Mar 24 02:56 3.0 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Mar 24 02:36 3.6 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Tarapaca, Chile Mar 23 21:16 3.4 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Pedro De Atacama, Chile Mar 23 19:32 4.1 105 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Antofagasta, Chile Mar 23 19:32 4.2 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Antofagasta, Chile Mar 23 18:13 3.1 113 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Mar 23 16:25 3.5 103 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Tarapaca, Chile Mar 23 15:23 3.4 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Antofagasta, Chile Mar 23 11:55 3.1 113 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Antofagasta, Chile Mar 23 11:38 3.0 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Antofagasta, Chile Mar 23 11:00 3.2 112 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Tarapaca, Chile Mar 23 08:33 4.0 101 MAP I Felt It INFO

Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
People :
Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
Fittings :
Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
Structures :
Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
People :
Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
Fittings :
Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
Structures :
Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
Fittings :
Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
Structures :
Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
Environment :
Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
People
General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
Fittings :
Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
Structures :
Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
Environment :
Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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