Important historic earthquakes in Peru

Last update: April 30, 2014 at 9:58 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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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Off Coast Of Northern Peru Mar 21 06:48 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of Northern Peru Mar 21 06:43 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Peru-ecuador Border Region Mar 21 04:29 4.8 33 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Mar 21 04:29 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Zorritos, Peru Mar 21 04:29 4.8 27 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Peru Mar 20 21:02 4.5 184 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Desaguadero, Peru Mar 20 21:02 4.3 188 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of Central Peru Mar 18 20:20 4.2 69 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chancay, Peru Mar 18 20:20 4.2 69 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Peru Mar 18 11:43 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Peru Mar 16 18:50 4.2 127 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ccolo, Peru Mar 16 18:50 4.2 125 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near Coast Of Southern Peru Mar 16 15:25 4.3 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Moquegua, Peru Mar 16 15:25 4.3 123 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near Coast Of Central Peru Mar 13 15:46 4.1 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chilca, Peru Mar 13 15:46 4.1 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Camana, Peru Mar 11 07:53 4.1 35 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of Southern Peru Mar 11 07:53 4.1 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Peru Mar 10 22:28 3.3 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off Coast Of Northern Peru Mar 09 06:18 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Peru Mar 08 03:28 4.4 192 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Central Peru Mar 08 03:28 4.4 192 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Peru Mar 07 15:37 4.3 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Concepcion, Peru Mar 07 15:37 4.3 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Campoverde, Peru Mar 06 02:01 4.2 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Morrope, Peru Mar 04 20:52 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near Coast Of Northern Peru Mar 04 20:52 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Peru Mar 04 06:06 3.1 82 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Callao, Peru Mar 01 09:10 4.1 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Palpa, Peru Feb 28 08:09 4.7 78 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru Feb 28 08:09 4.8 87 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of Central Peru Feb 28 08:09 4.7 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Peru Feb 28 04:56 4.5 160 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Feb 28 04:56 4.5 160 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Feb 26 10:47 4.0 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ilabaya, Peru Feb 24 03:12 4.9 127 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Peru Feb 24 03:11 5.0 100 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southern Peru Feb 24 03:11 4.8 141 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Feb 23 01:08 4.0 157 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Peru Feb 20 07:45 5.3 20 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern Peru Feb 20 07:45 5.0 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lagunas, Peru Feb 20 07:45 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Pujocucho, Peru Feb 18 04:55 4.3 151 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Peru Feb 18 04:55 4.3 152 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Pimentel, Peru Feb 16 10:36 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off Coast Of Northern Peru Feb 16 10:36 4.7 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off Coast Of Northern Peru Feb 16 10:36 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chuquitira, Peru Feb 15 13:44 4.3 174 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Peru-bolivia Border Region Feb 15 13:44 4.3 184 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Peru Feb 15 13:44 4.3 193 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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