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
USGS Santa Lucia, Peru May 22 14:27 4.5 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Peru May 22 14:27 4.5 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ayabaca, Peru May 21 10:14 4.8 73 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region May 21 10:14 4.8 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Pedro de Vilcabamba - It was enough to wake me up and I live in a very solid house. It only lasted a few seconds.
  • GEOFON Peru-ecuador Border Region May 21 10:14 4.8 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tambo, Peru May 18 13:00 4.4 99 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Peru May 18 13:00 4.4 99 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tambo, Peru May 16 17:09 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Central Peru May 16 17:09 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Peru May 16 17:09 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taquile, Peru May 12 07:19 4.4 244 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Peru May 12 07:18 4.4 245 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tocache Nuevo, Peru May 08 08:08 5.4 38 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern Peru May 08 08:08 5.1 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Peru May 08 08:08 5.4 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Southern Peru May 06 19:52 5.1 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru May 06 19:52 5.0 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Camana, Peru May 06 19:52 5.1 19 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pucallpa, Peru May 04 02:28 5.3 149 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region May 04 02:28 5.2 137 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-brazil Border Region May 04 02:28 5.3 145 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Camana, Peru May 03 12:42 5.1 48 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Southern Peru May 03 12:42 5.4 50 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru May 03 12:42 5.1 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region May 01 00:06 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Peru Apr 30 17:35 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Orcopampa, Peru Apr 30 17:35 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lluta, Peru Apr 30 14:50 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Peru Apr 30 14:50 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Peru Apr 30 13:35 4.8 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lluta, Peru Apr 30 13:35 4.8 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Peru Apr 30 13:29 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Peru Apr 30 13:29 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chivay, Peru Apr 30 13:29 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru Apr 29 20:58 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lluta, Peru Apr 29 20:58 4.1 102 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Peru Apr 29 20:58 4.1 100 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Peru Apr 29 09:52 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cali - No damage reports so far
  • USGS Lluta, Peru Apr 24 02:15 4.1 146 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Southern Peru Apr 24 02:15 4.1 147 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tingo Maria, Peru Apr 21 06:12 4.1 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Peru Apr 20 08:26 3.9 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Huasahuasi, Peru Apr 19 07:21 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Peru Apr 19 07:21 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Central Peru Apr 19 07:21 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Peru Apr 18 18:49 4.1 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Quito - I thought it was the wind
  • Quito - At the Wyndham airport hotel mariscal sucre international airport.
  • EMSC Northern Peru Apr 18 17:59 5.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-ecuador Border Region Apr 18 17:49 5.9 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bogota - a
  • Bogota - The building was slightly shaking.
  • USGS Iquitos, Peru Apr 18 17:49 5.8 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Peru Apr 18 17:49 6.0 20 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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